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  1. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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    From Previously Unpublished Manuscripts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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. When Honour's at the Stake (Routledge Revivals)

    By Norman Council

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Renaissance ideas of honour had a profound influence on the English people who formed Shakespeare’s audiences. In When Honour’s at the Stake, first published in 1973, Norman Council describes the increasing importance of these ideas to the themes and structure of a number of Shakespeare’s major...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Hidden Designs (Routledge Revivals)

    The Critical Profession and Renaissance Literature

    By Jonathan Crewe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This 1986 study offers a challenging contribution to the on-going critical debate surrounding the English literary Renaissance. Although informed by the ‘new historicism’ and post-structuralism, Hidden Designs makes a plea for criticism to be practiced in its own name rather than in the name of...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare's Theatre

    The Early Modern Body-Mind

    Edited by Laurie Johnson, John Sutton, Evelyn Tribble

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    This collection considers issues that have emerged in Early Modern Studies in the past fifteen years relating to understandings of mind and body in Shakespeare’s world. Informed by The Body in Parts, the essays in this book respond also to the notion of an early modern ‘body-mind’ in which...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Routledge