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Textbooks and Guidebooks

  1. Henry V

    By John Matusiak

    Series: Routledge Historical Biographies

    Henry V of England, the princely hero of Shakespeare’s play, who successfully defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt and came close to becoming crowned King of France, is one of the best known and most compelling monarchs in English history. This new biography takes a fresh look at his...

    Published October 24th 2012 by Routledge

  2. A Theory of Adaptation

    2nd Edition

    By Linda Hutcheon

    A Theory of Adaptation explores the continuous development of creative adaptation, and argues that the practice of adapting is central to the story-telling imagination. Linda Hutcheon develops a theory of adaptation through a range of media, from film and opera, to video games, pop music and theme...

    Published July 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare

    By Robert Shaughnessy

    Demystifying and contextualising Shakespeare for the twenty-first century, this book offers both an introduction to the subject for beginners as well as an invaluable resource for more experienced Shakespeareans. In this friendly, structured guide, Robert Shaughnessy: introduces...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Sean McEvoy

    Series: The Basics

    Now in its third edition Shakespeare: The Basics is an insightful and informative introduction to the work of William Shakespeare. Exploring all aspects of Shakespeare’s plays including the language, cultural contexts, and modern interpretations, this text looks at how a range of plays from across...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Adaptations of Shakespeare

    An Anthology of Plays from the 17th Century to the Present

    Edited by Daniel Fischlin, Mark Fortier

    Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays includeThe Woman's Prize or...

    Published March 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  6. How to do Shakespeare

    By Adrian Noble

    'Adrian Noble vigorously highlights the extraordinary rhythmic, linguistic patterns Shakespeare gives the speaker. Any actor will find this book invaluable. For any student of Shakespeare it should be essential.' (From the Foreword by Ralph Fiennes) 'How can I bring the text alive, make it vivid,...

    Published November 27th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Teaching Reading Shakespeare

    By John Haddon

    Teaching Reading Shakespeare is warmly and clearly communicated, and gives ownership of ideas and activities to teachers by open and explicit discussion. John Haddon creates a strong sense of community with teachers, raising many significant and difficult issues, and performing a...

    Published January 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  8. Shakespeare's Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Thomson

    Series: Theatre Production Studies

    Reviews of the First Edition `...valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.' Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of Shakespeare's company, then a study of three...

    Published April 23rd 1992 by Routledge

  9. Hamlet's Heirs

    Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium

    By Linda Charnes

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Speaking to readers in a voice that is adventurous rather than authoritative, innovative rather than institutional and speculative rather than orthodox, Linda Charnes’ provocative study of Shakespeare’s legacy in contemporary American and British politics explores the following themes: namesake...

    Published April 6th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Wheel of Fire

    2nd Edition

    By G. Wilson Knight

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Originally published in 1930, this classic of modern Shakespeare criticism proves both enlightening and innovative. Standing head and shoulders above all other Shakespearean interpretations, this is the masterwork of the brilliant English scholar, G. Wilson Knight. Founding a new and influential...

    Published May 18th 2001 by Routledge

  11. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers

    Literature as Uncanny Causality

    By Marjorie Garber

    Series: Routledge Classics

    The plays of Shakespeare are filled with ghosts – and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an examination of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the claim made repeatedly that the plays were ghost written. Ghosts take the form of absences, erasures, even forgeries and...

    Published May 11th 2010 by Routledge

  12. Shakespeare's Bawdy

    4th Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Classics

    This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all...

    Published May 18th 2001 by Routledge

  13. Reading Shakespeare Historically

    By Lisa Jardine

    Reading Shakespeare Historically is a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty essays shed new light on Renaissance studies. It also raises intriguing questions about...

    Published March 28th 1996 by Routledge

  14. Shakespeare's Political Drama

    The History Plays and the Roman Plays

    By Alexander Leggatt

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 9th 1989 by Routledge

  15. William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

    A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

    Edited by Sonia Massai

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (c.1600) is one of his most captivating plays. A comedy of mistaken identities, it has given rise to thought-provoking debates around such issues as gender identity and role-playing, manipulation and deception. Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to...

    Published December 17th 2007 by Routledge

  16. William Shakespeare's Hamlet

    A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

    Edited by Sean McEvoy

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    William Shakespeare's Hamlet (c.1600-1601) has achieved iconic status as one of the most exciting and enigmatic of plays. It has been in almost constant production in Britain and throughout the world since it was first performed, fascinating generations of audiences and critics alike. Taking the...

    Published March 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  17. William Shakespeare's King Lear

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Grace Ioppolo

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    This sourcebook clearly introduces the many critical issues surrounding this complex and haunting play. Ioppolo examines sources, from Holinshed to Spencer, and in the Interpretations section looks at critical readings and notable performances of the play. These range from early critical responses...

    Published May 22nd 2003 by Routledge

  18. William Shakespeare's Macbeth

    A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

    Edited by Alexander Leggatt

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a timeless tale of love, greed and power, which has given rise to heated debates around such issues as the representation of gender roles, political violence and the dramatisation of evil. Taking the form of a sourcebook, this guide to Shakespeare’s play presents:...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge

  19. William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by S.P. Cerasano

    Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

    With Shylock's pound of flesh and Portia's golden ring,The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most controversial, disturbing and unforgettable plays.Combining accessible commentary with a range of reprinted materials, S. P. Cerasano:*explores the contexts of the play, including early modern...

    Published December 18th 2003 by Routledge