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Routledge Studies in Shakespeare


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering Shakespeare alongside topics such as religion, politics, gender, race, ecology, popular culture, and history, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Shakespeare’s Influence on Karl Marx The Shakespearean Roots of Marxism

Shakespeare’s Influence on Karl Marx: The Shakespearean Roots of Marxism

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By Christian A. Smith
December 18, 2021

This volume presents a close-reading of instances of Shakespearean quotations, allusions, imagery, and rhetoric found in Karl Marx’s collected works and letters which provides evidence that Shakespeare’s writings exerted a formative influence on Marx and the development of his work. Through a ...

Shakespeare’s Returning Warriors – and Ours

Shakespeare’s Returning Warriors – and Ours

1st Edition

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By Alan Warren Friedman
November 29, 2021

Shakespeare’s Returning Warriors – and Ours takes its primary inspiration from the contemporary U.S. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder crisis in soldiers transitioning from battlefields back into society. It begins by examining how ancient societies sought to ease the return of soldiers in order to ...

The Shakespeare Multiverse Fandom as Literary Praxis

The Shakespeare Multiverse: Fandom as Literary Praxis

1st Edition

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By Valerie M. Fazel, Louise Geddes
November 26, 2021

The Shakespeare Multiverse: Fandom as Literary Praxis argues that fandom offers new models for a twenty-first century reading practice that embraces affective pleasure and subjective self-positioning as a means of understanding a text. Part critical study, part source book, The Shakespeare ...

Dramaturgies of Love in Romeo and Juliet Word, Music, and Dance

Dramaturgies of Love in Romeo and Juliet: Word, Music, and Dance

1st Edition

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By Jonas Kellermann
September 10, 2021

Bringing together current intermedial discourses on Shakespeare, music, and dance with the affective turn in the humanities, Dramaturgies of Love in Romeo and Juliet offers a unique and highly innovative transdisciplinary discussion of "unspeakable" love in one of the most famous love stories in ...

Shakespeare’s Military Spouses and Twenty-First-Century Warfare

Shakespeare’s Military Spouses and Twenty-First-Century Warfare

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By Kelsey Ridge
September 06, 2021

This volume presents a fresh look at the military spouses in Shakespeare’s Othello, 1 Henry IV, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, Macbeth, and Coriolanus, vital to understanding the plays themselves. By analysing the characters as military spouses, we can better understand current dynamics in ...

Shakespeare and Civil Unrest in Britain and the United States

Shakespeare and Civil Unrest in Britain and the United States

1st Edition

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Edited By Mark Bayer, Joseph Navitsky
August 02, 2021

Shakespeare and Civil Unrest in Britain and the United States extends the growing body of scholarship on Shakespeare’s appropriation by examining how the plays have been invoked during periods of extreme social, political, and racial turmoil. How do the ways that Shakespeare is adapted, studied, ...

Shakespeare's Sublime Ethos Matter, Stage, Form

Shakespeare's Sublime Ethos: Matter, Stage, Form

1st Edition

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By Jonathan P. A. Sell
July 30, 2021

Shakespeare’s Sublime Ethos: Matter, Stage, Form breaks new ground in providing a sustained, demystifying treatment of its subject and looking for answers to basic questions regarding the creation, experience, aesthetics and philosophy of Shakespearean sublimity. More specifically, it explores how ...

Shakespeare's Sublime Pathos Person, Audience, Language

Shakespeare's Sublime Pathos: Person, Audience, Language

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jonathan P. A. Sell
July 30, 2021

Shakespeare’s Sublime Pathos: Person, Audience, Language breaks new ground in providing a sustained, demystifying treatment of its subject and looking for answers to basic questions regarding the creation, experience, aesthetics and philosophy of Shakespearean sublimity. More specifically, it ...

Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire Volume II: Poetry, Philosophy and Politics

Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire: Volume II: Poetry, Philosophy and Politics

1st Edition

By Jonathan Locke Hart
May 18, 2021

Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire:  Poetry, Philosophy and Politics is the second volume of this study and builds on the first, which concentrated on related matters, including geography and language. In both volumes, a key focus is close analysis of the text and an attention to Shakespeare’s...

Shakespeare’s Audiences

Shakespeare’s Audiences

1st Edition

Edited By Matteo Pangallo, Peter Kirwan
March 29, 2021

Shakespeare wrote for a theater in which the audience was understood to be, and at times invited to be, active and participatory. How have Shakespeare’s audiences, from the sixteenth century to the present, responded to that invitation? In what ways have consumers across different cultural contexts...

Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire Volume I: Geography and Language

Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire: Volume I: Geography and Language

1st Edition

By Jonathan Locke Hart
March 11, 2021

Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Empire presents Shakespeare as both a local and global writer, investigating Shakespeare’s trans-cultural writing through the interrelations and interactions of binaries including theory and practice, past and present, aesthetics and ethics, freedom and tyranny, ...

Rasa Theory in Shakespearian Tragedies

Rasa Theory in Shakespearian Tragedies

1st Edition

By Swapna Koshy
November 26, 2020

This book adds a unique eastern perspective to the ever growing corpus of Shakespeare criticism. The ancient Sanskrit theory of Rasa – the aesthete’s emotional response to performing arts – is explicated in detail and applied to Shakespeare’s tragic masterpieces. Bharata, who wrote about Rasa in ...

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