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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

    Lethe's Legacy

    Edited by Christopher Ivic, Grant Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection of essays historicizes and theorizes forgetting in English Renaissance literary texts and their cultural contexts. Its essays open up an area of study overlooked by contemporary Renaissance scholarship, which is too often swayed by a critical paradigm devoted to the "art of memory."...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Alchemical Poetry, 1575-1700

    From Previously Unpublished Manuscripts

    Edited by Robert M. Schuler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Of interest to interdisciplinary historians as well as those in various other fields, this book presents the first publication of 14 poems ranging from 12 to 3,000 lines. The poems are printed in the chronological order of their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan times, but nine of them are...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. John Webster

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Don D. Moore

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

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Merry Wives of Windsor: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Evelyn Gajowski, Phyllis Rackin
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  2. Eighteenth-Century Utopian Fiction
    By Christine Rees
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  3. An Introduction to The Gawain-Poet
    By Ad Putter
    To Be Published October 8th 2014
  4. Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays
    Edited by James Schiffer
    To Be Published October 9th 2014
  5. Swift (Routledge Revivals)
    By W. A. Speck
    To Be Published October 15th 2014

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