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  1. Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance

    Shakespeare’s Sibyls

    By Jessica L. Malay

    This book restores the rich tradition of the Sibyls to the position of prominence they once held in the culture and society of the English Renaissance. The sibyls — figures from classical antiquity — played important roles in literature, scholarship and art of the period, exerting a powerful...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Venus and Adonis

    Critical Essays

    By Philip C. Kolin

    This is the first collection of critical essays devoted exclusively to Shakespeare's first published work, his long narrative poem Venus and Adonis which established his reputation as the literary darling of London and the heir of Ovid. Particularly important is the book's coverage of the...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Scenes from Shakespeare

    By Harry Levin

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)

    By Raymond Macdonald Alden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This fascinating title, first published in 1922, presents a detailed overview of the life and works of Shakespeare. Alden first considers Shakespeare’s Elizabethan context, alongside exploring the Classical and Italian foundations, political theories, concepts and theatrical trends that influenced...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Anatomy of Drama (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marjorie Boulton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1960, is intended primarily to increase the understanding of drama among those who do not have easy access to the live theatre and who, therefore, study plays mainly in print. The author’s emphasis is on Shakespeare, but most forms of drama receive some attention. A...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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