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New and Published Books

  1. Reading the Renaissance (Routledge Revivals)

    Culture, Poetics, and Drama

    Edited by Jonathan Hart

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Reading the Renaissance, first published in 1996, is a collection of essays discussing the literature, drama, poetics and culture of the Renaissance period. The Renaissance, which extends from about 1300 to 1700 depending on the country, was originally a rebirth of the arts but has also come to...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe

    Edited by Gerd Bayer, Ebbe Klitgard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection analyzes how narrative technique developed from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the 18th century. Taking Chaucer’s influential Middle English works as the starting point, the original essays in this volume explore diverse aspects of the formation of early modern prose...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Mary Wroth and Shakespeare

    Edited by Paul Salzman, Marion Wynne-Davies

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Over the last twenty five years, scholarship on Early Modern women writers has produced editions and criticisms, both on various groups and individual authors. The work on Mary Wroth has been particularly impressive at integrating her poetry, prose and drama into the canon. This in turn has led to...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Macbeth

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Nick Moschovakis

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This volume offers a wealth of critical analysis, supported with ample historical and bibliographical information about one of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular and globally influential plays. Its eighteen new chapters represent a broad spectrum of current scholarly and interpretive approaches,...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Richard II

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeremy Lopez

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Arguably the first play in a Shakespearean tetralogy, Richard II is a unique and compelling political drama whose themes still resonate today. It is one of the few Shakespeare plays written entirely in verse and its format presents unique theatrical challenges. Politically engaged and controversial...

    Published October 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Twelfth Night

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by James Schiffer

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This volume in the Shakespeare Criticism series offers a range of approaches to Twelfth Night, including its critical reception, performance history, and relation to early modern culture. James Schiffer’s extensive introduction surveys the play’s critical reception and performance history, while...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)

    Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle

    By Christopher Pye

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare’s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Reading the Early Modern Dream

    The Terrors of the Night

    Edited by Sue Wiseman, Katharine Hodgkin, Michelle O'Callaghan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Dreams have been significant in many different cultures, carrying messages about this world and others, posing problems about knowledge, truth, and what it means to be human. This thought-provoking collection of essays explores dreams and visions in early modern Europe, canvassing the place of the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Merry Wives of Windsor

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Evelyn Gajowski, Phyllis Rackin

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    The Merry Wives of Windsor has recently experienced a resurgence of critical interest. At times considered one of Shakespeare’s weaker plays, it is often dismissed or marginalized; however, developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have opened up new perspectives and this...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Voice Terminal Echo (Routledge Revivals)

    Postmodernism and English Renaissance Texts

    By Jonathan Goldberg

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this title examines a set of English Renaissance texts by Shakespeare, Spenser, Herbert, Marvell and Milton, within the theoretic framework of postmodern thought. Following an opening chapter that argues for the value of this conjunction as a way of understanding literary...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Spenser Encyclopedia
    Edited by A.C. Hamilton
    To Be Published December 3rd 2014
  2. Regaining Paradise Lost
    By Thomas N. Corns
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  3. Hamlet's Heirs: Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium
    By Linda Charnes
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  4. Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body
    Edited by Sujata Iyengar
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  5. Perspectives on the Renaissance Medal: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance
    By Stephen K. ScherEdited by Stephen K. Scher
    To Be Published December 19th 2014

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