Accents on Shakespeare

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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.

Since the New Accents series was established, 'theory' as a fundamental feature of the study of literature, the need for short, 'cutting-edge' accounts of and comments on new developments in literary studies has increased enormously. In the case of Shakespeare, Accents on Shakespeare supplies an exciting range of provocative new titles. The books in the series either apply theory, or broaden and adapt it to connect with teaching concerns. In the process they also reflect and engage with the major developments in Shakespearean studies of recent years.

  • Gothic Shakespeares book cover

    Gothic Shakespeares

    Edited by John Drakakis, Dale Townshend

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-12-01
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  • Presentist Shakespeares book cover

    Presentist Shakespeares

    Edited by Hugh Grady, Terence Hawkes

    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:…

    Paperback – 2006-11-27
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  • Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality: Unfinished Business in Cultural Materialism book cover

    Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality

    Unfinished Business in Cultural Materialism

    By Alan Sinfield

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-06-30
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  • Green Shakespeare: From Ecopolitics to Ecocriticism book cover

    Green Shakespeare

    From Ecopolitics to Ecocriticism

    By Gabriel Egan

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-04-12
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  • Hamlet's Heirs: Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium book cover

    Hamlet's Heirs

    Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium

    By Linda Charnes

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06
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  • Spiritual Shakespeares book cover

    Spiritual Shakespeares

    Edited by Ewan Fernie

    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…

    Paperback – 2005-08-25
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  • Making Shakespeare: From Stage to Page book cover

    Making Shakespeare

    From Stage to Page

    By Tiffany Stern

    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 '…

    Paperback – 2004-02-12
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  • Shakespeare in the Present book cover

    Shakespeare in the Present

    By Terence Hawkes

    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…

    Paperback – 2002-07-18
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  • The Sound of Shakespeare book cover

    The Sound of Shakespeare

    By Wes Folkerth

    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…

    Paperback – 2002-06-27
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  • Shame in Shakespeare book cover

    Shame in Shakespeare

    By Ewan Fernie

    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…

    Paperback – 2001-11-22
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  • Shakespeare and Feminist Performance: Ideology on Stage book cover

    Shakespeare and Feminist Performance

    Ideology on Stage

    By Sarah Werner

    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…

    Paperback – 2001-07-12
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  • Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis book cover

    Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

    By Philip Armstrong

    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.…

    Paperback – 2001-05-17
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  • Shakespeare and Modern Theatre: The Performance of Modernity book cover

    Shakespeare and Modern Theatre

    The Performance of Modernity

    Edited by Michael Bristol, Kathleen McLuskie, Christopher Holmes

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

    Paperback – 2001-05-10
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  • Marxist Shakespeares book cover

    Marxist Shakespeares

    Edited by Jean E. Howard, Scott Cutler Shershow

    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…

    Paperback – 2000-10-26
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  • Shakespeare and Modernity: Early Modern to Millennium book cover

    Shakespeare and Modernity

    Early Modern to Millennium

    Edited by Hugh Grady

    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…

    Paperback – 2000-07-20
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  • Philosophical Shakespeares book cover

    Philosophical Shakespeares

    Edited by John Joughin

    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…

    Paperback – 2000-03-23
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  • Shakespeare and Appropriation book cover

    Shakespeare and Appropriation

    Edited by Christy Desmet, Robert Sawyer

    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,…

    Paperback – 1999-11-04
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  • Shakespeare Without Women book cover

    Shakespeare Without Women

    By Dympna Callaghan

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

    Paperback – 1999-11-04
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