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Accents on Shakespeare Series

General Editor: Terence Hawkes, Emeritus Professor, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK

The Accents on Shakespeare series provides short, powerful 'cutting edge' accounts of and comments on new developments in Shakespeare studies. The volumes either 'apply' theory, or broaden and adapt it in order to connect with concrete teaching concerns. In the process, they also reflect and engage with the major developments in Shakespearean studies of the last ten years.

  1. Marxist Shakespeares

    Edited by Jean E. Howard, Scott Cutler Shershow

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture...

    Published October 25th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Shakespeare and Modernity

    Early Modern to Millennium

    Edited by Hugh Grady

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    This in-depth collection of essays traces the changing reception of Shakespeare over the past four hundred years, during which time Shakespeare has variously been seen as the last great exponent of pre-modern Western culture, a crucial inaugurator of modernity, and a prophet of postmodernity. This...

    Published July 19th 2000 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare in the Present

    By Terence Hawkes

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Shakespeare in the Present is a stunning collection of essays by Terence Hawkes, which engage with, explain, and explore 'presentism'. Presentism is a critical manoeuvre which uses relevant aspects of the contemporary as a crucial trigger for its investigations. It deliberately begins with the...

    Published July 17th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare and Appropriation

    Edited by Christy Desmet, Robert Sawyer

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    The vitality of our culture is still often measured by the status Shakespeare has within it. Contemporary readers and writers continue to exploit Shakespeare's cultural afterlife in a vivid and creative way. This fascinating collection of original essays shows how writers' efforts to imitate,...

    Published November 3rd 1999 by Routledge

  5. Green Shakespeare

    From Ecopolitics to Ecocriticism

    By Gabriel Egan

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Ecocriticism, a theoretical movement examining cultural constructions of Nature in their social and political contexts, is making an increasingly important contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. Gabriel Egan's Green Shakespeare presents: an overview of the concept of...

    Published April 11th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Philosophical Shakespeares

    Edited by John Joughin

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Shakespeare continues to articulate the central problems of our intellectual inheritance. The plays of a Renaissance playwright still seem to be fundamental to our understanding and experience of modernity.Key philosophical questions concerning value, meaning and justice continue to resonate in...

    Published March 22nd 2000 by Routledge

  7. Shakespeare Without Women

    By Dympna Callaghan

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 3rd 1999 by Routledge

  8. Making Shakespeare

    From Stage to Page

    By Tiffany Stern

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Making Shakespeare is a lively introduction to the major issues of the stage and print history, whilst also raising questions about what a Shakespeare play actually is. Tiffany Stern reveals how London, the theatre, the actors and the way in which the plays were written and printed all affect the '...

    Published February 11th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Spiritual Shakespeares

    Edited by Ewan Fernie

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Spiritual Shakespeares is the first book to explore the scope for reading Shakespeare spiritually in the light of contemporary theory and current world events. Ewan Fernie has brought together an exciting cast of critics in order to respond to the ‘religious turn’ in recent literary theory and to...

    Published August 24th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

    By Philip Armstrong

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    The link between psychoanalysis as a mode of interpretation and Shakespeare's works is well known. But rather than merely putting Shakespeare on the couch, Philip Armstrong focuses on the complex and fascinatingly fruitful mutual relationship between Shakespeare's texts and psychoanalytic theory....

    Published May 16th 2001 by Routledge

  11. Shakespeare and Modern Theatre

    The Performance of Modernity

    Edited by Michael Bristol, Kathleen McLuskie, Christopher Holmes

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 9th 2001 by Routledge

  12. Shakespeare and Feminist Performance

    Ideology on Stage

    By Sarah Werner

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how...

    Published July 11th 2001 by Routledge

  13. The Sound of Shakespeare

    By Wes Folkerth

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    The 'Sound of Shakespeare' reveals the surprising extent to which Shakespeare's art is informed by the various attitudes, beliefs, practices and discourses that pertained to sound and hearing in his culture. In this engaging study, Wes Folkerth develops listening as a critical practice, attending...

    Published June 26th 2002 by Routledge

  14. Shame in Shakespeare

    By Ewan Fernie

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    One of the most intense and painful of our human passions, shame is typically seen in contemporary culture as a disability or a disease to be cured. Shakespeare's ultimately positive portrayal of the emotion challenges this view. Drawing on philosophers and theorists of shame, Shame in...

    Published November 21st 2001 by Routledge

  15. 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 5th 2006 by Routledge

  16. Presentist Shakespeares

    Edited by Hugh Grady, Terence Hawkes

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Presentist Shakespeares is the first extended study of the principles and practice of 'presentism', a critical movement that takes account of the never-ending dialogue between past and present. In this bold and consistently thought-provoking collection of presentist readings, the contributors:...

    Published November 26th 2006 by Routledge

  17. Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality

    Unfinished Business in Cultural Materialism

    By Alan Sinfield

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality is a powerful reassessment of cultural materialism as a way of understanding textuality, history and culture, by one of the founding figures of this critical movement. Alan Sinfield examines cultural materialism both as a body of ongoing argument and as it informs...

    Published June 29th 2006 by Routledge

  18. Gothic Shakespeares

    Edited by John Drakakis, Dale Townshend

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Readings of Shakespeare were both influenced by and influential in the rise of Gothic forms in literature and culture from the late eighteenth century onwards. Shakespeare’s plays are full of ghosts, suspense, fear-inducing moments and cultural anxieties which many writers in the Gothic mode have...

    Published November 30th 2008 by Routledge