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New and Published Books

  1. Swift (Routledge Revivals)

    By W. A. Speck

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this title examines the works of Jonathan Swift from both a literary and an historical perspective. W. A. Speck first presents Swift in his historical context, analysing in particular the interplay between his religious and political views. Light is thrown on the early...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book

    Contested Scriptures

    Edited by Travis DeCook, Alan Galey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Why do Shakespeare and the English Bible seem to have an inherent relationship with each other? How have these two monumental traditions in the history of the book functioned as mutually reinforcing sources of cultural authority? How do material books and related reading practices serve as specific...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Elizabethan Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)

    By Neil Rhodes

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The comic grotesque is a powerful element in a great deal of Elizabethan literature, but one which has attracted scant critical attention. In this study, first published in 1980, Neil Rhodes examines the nature of the grotesque in late sixteenth-century culture, and shows the part it played in the...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Faerie Queene (Routledge Revivals)

    By Humphrey Tonkin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene is among the most important literary products of the Elizabethan age, and the vast sweep of its moral, political and social concerns tells us more about the age than any other work. This volume, first published in 1989, offers detailed readings of each of the poem...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama

    Icon of Opposition

    By Kristen Deiter

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama historicizes the Tower of London's evolving meanings in English culture alongside its representations in twenty-four English history plays, 1579-c.1634, by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others. While Elizabeth I, James I, and...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. King Lear

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeffrey Kahan

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Is King Lear an autonomous text, or a rewrite of the earlier and anonymous play King Leir? Should we refer to Shakespeare’s original quarto when discussing the play, the revised folio text, or the popular composite version, stitched together by Alexander Pope in 1725? What of its stage variations?...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Edmund Spencer

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by R. M. Cummings

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read the material themselves....

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

    Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

    By Ariane M. Balizet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Shakespeare and the Rival Playwrights, 1600-1606

    By David Farley-Hills

    David Farley-Hills argues that Shakespeare did not work in splendid isolation, but responded as any other playwright to the commercial and artistic pressures of his time. In this book he offers an interpretation of seven of Shakespeare's plays in the light of pressures exerted by his major...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge