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  1. Shakespearian Comedy

    By H. B. Charlton

    First published in 1938. This is a survey of Shakepeare's comedies which illustrates the playwright's increasing grasp on the art and idea of comedy. Themes, characters and plays covered include: Romanticism in Shakespearian comedy; Shakespeare's Jew, Falstaff, The Taming of the Shrew, A...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Shakespeare's Dramatic Structures

    By Anthony Brennan

    First published in 1986. The focus of this book is the dramatic strategies of scenic repetition and character separation. The author traces the way in which Shakesperare often presents recurring gestures, dramatic interactions, and complex scenic structures at widely separated intervals in a play...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare's Sources

    Comedies and Tragedies

    By Kenneth Muir

    First published in 1957. This book finds discovers what the sources to Shakespeare's Comedies and Tragedies really were, considers the dramatic reasons for Shakespeare's departure from them and provides many examples of the way in which he made use of his general reading for particular scenes and...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence

    First published in 1972. The emphasis of this book is that each of Shakespeare's tragedies demanded its own individual form and that although certain themes run through most of the tragedies, nearly all critics refrain from the attempt to apply external rules to them. The plays are almost always...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Shakespeare's History

    Mirrors of Elizabethan Policy.

    By Lily B Campbell

    First published in 1947 in the USA. This edition reprints the first UK edition of 1964. Published to critical acclaim, the central argument of this book is that the historical play must be studied as a genre separate from tragedy and comedy. Just as there is in Shakespearean tragedies a dominant...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare and the Reason

    A Study of the Tragedies and the Problem Plays

    By Terence Hawkes

    'Mr Hawkes is a good critic, oriented towards history of ideas. He operates on the formula that Shakespeare was interested in the available distinctions between discursive and intuitive reason, and disliked a growing tendency for the first to be thought of as manly and the second effeminate. One...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Elizabethan and Jacobean Journals

    Being a Record of those Things Most Talked of During the Years 1591-1610

    Edited by G.B. Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This set provides a detailed and intimate account of the Elizabethan and Jacobean World picture. The volumes vividly convey life as it was in the days of Shakespeare; King James; the first voyage to the West Indies; the Great Plague of 1603; the Gunpowder Plot; the Civil War, and the first impact...

    Published September 25th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Shakespeare

    Critical Heritage Set

    Edited by Brian Vickers

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 8th 2007 by Routledge

  9. A. Reconsidering Shakespeare

    Edited by Terrence Hawkes

    These three volumes are part of the forty-one volume set New Accents. First launched in 1977, the New Accents series rapidly changed the face of literary studies. Its clear and concise volumes brought the latest in literary theory to students and academics and paved the way for undergraduate...

    Published January 30th 2007 by Routledge

  10. 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 December 22nd 2004 by Routledge


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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance
    By Various
    To Be Published July 14th 2014
  2. Shakespearean Stage Production: Then and Now
    By Cécile de Banke
    To Be Published July 14th 2014
  3. Translation, Poetics, and the Stage: Six French Hamlets
    By Romy Heylen
    To Be Published July 14th 2014
  4. On Directing Shakespeare
    By Ralph Berry
    To Be Published July 14th 2014
  5. Shakespeare in Performance: Castings and Metamorphoses
    By Ralph Berry
    To Be Published July 14th 2014

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