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Routledge Library Editions: Study of Shakespeare


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This 14-volume set contains titles originally published between 1926 and 1992. An eclectic mix, this collection examines Shakespeare’s work from a number of different perspectives, looking at history, language, performance and more it includes references to many of his plays as well as his sonnets.

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The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays

The Moral Universe of Shakespeare's Problem Plays

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Vivian Thomas
March 31, 2021

What is it that makes Shakespeare’s problem plays problematic? Many critics have sought for the underlying vision or message of these puzzling and disturbing dramas. Originally published in 1987, the key to Viv Thomas’s new synthesis of the plays is the idea of fracture and dissolution in the ...

The Politics of Tragicomedy Shakespeare and After

The Politics of Tragicomedy: Shakespeare and After

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Gordon McMullan, Jonathan Hope
March 31, 2021

The Politics of Tragicomedy: Shakespeare and After offers a series of sophisticated and powerful readings of tragicomedy from Shakespeare’s late plays to the drama of the Interregnum. Rejecting both the customary chronological span bounded by the years 1603-42 (which presumes dramatic activity ...

What's in Shakespeare's Names

What's in Shakespeare's Names

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Murray J. Levith
March 31, 2021

‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.’ So says Juliet in the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet but, originally published in 1978, Murray Levith shows just how wrong Juliet was. Shakespeare was extremely careful in his selection of names. Not only the...

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