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New and Published Books

  1. Shakespearean Tragedy

    By D. F. Bratchell

    This volume reflects changing critical perceptions of Shakespeare's works from Renaissance to modern times and celebrates the power of Shakespearean tragedy. The selection of critical reaction covers both the general concept of Shakespearean tragedy and its expression in the major plays,...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 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 6th 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 22nd 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 15th 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Shakespeare, Theatre, and Time

    By Matthew Wagner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    That Shakespeare thematized time thoroughly, almost obsessively, in his plays is well established: time is, among other things, a 'devourer' (Love's Labour's Lost), one who can untie knots (Twelfth Night), or, perhaps most famously, simply ‘out of joint’ (Hamlet). Yet most critical commentary on...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body
    Edited by Sujata Iyengar
    To Be Published December 22nd 2014
  2. Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)
    By Raymond Macdonald Alden
    To Be Published January 7th 2015
  3. The Anatomy of Drama (Routledge Revivals)
    By Marjorie Boulton
    To Be Published January 21st 2015
  4. Shakespearean Criticism
    Edited by Various
    To Be Published March 29th 2015
  5. Henry IV, Parts I and II: Critical Essays
    Edited by David Bevington
    To Be Published March 29th 2015

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