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New and Published Books

  1. 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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. The Tempest

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Patrick M. Murphy

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    The Tempest: Critical Essays traces the history of Shakespeare's controversial late romance from its early reception (and adaptation) in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the present. The volume reprints influential criticism, and it also offers eight originalessays which study The...

    Published May 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare

    The art of the dramatist

    By Roland Mushat Frye

    This edition first published in 1982. Previous edition published in 1972 by Houghton Mifflin. Outlining methods and techniques for reading Shakespeare's plays, Roland Frye explores and develops a comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare's drama, focussing on the topics which must be kept in mind...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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