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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 Unmuted Women

Shakespeare’s Unmuted Women

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Gül Kurtuluş
June 24, 2024

Shakespeare’s Unmuted Women explores women’s speeches in selected plays by Shakespeare, highlighting women’s discerning insight as a vital ingredient in these selected works. The book discusses the use of rhetoric in speeches by women as a cementing material that supports the casing of the ...

Local/Global Shakespeare and Advertising

Local/Global Shakespeare and Advertising

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Márta Minier, Maria Elisa Montironi, Cristina Paravano
June 21, 2024

Local/Global Shakespeare and Advertising examines the two-way relationship between Shakespeare and advertising – in the broad sense of the term – both within and beyond Anglophone cultures. Starting from the importance and the awareness of advertising practices in the early modern period, the ...

Speech Act Theory and Shakespeare Scenes of Thanking in Shakespeare’s Plays

Speech Act Theory and Shakespeare: Scenes of Thanking in Shakespeare’s Plays

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Chahra Beloufa
May 28, 2024

Speech Act Theory and Shakespeare delves deeper than linguistic ornamentation to illuminate the complex dynamics of thanking as a  significant speech act in Shakespearean plays. The word “thanks” appears nearly 400 times in 37 Shakespearean plays, calling for a careful investigation of its ...

Reading Robert Greene Recovering Shakespeare’s Rival

Reading Robert Greene: Recovering Shakespeare’s Rival

1st Edition

By Darren Freebury-Jones
January 29, 2024

Robert Greene holds a significant place in our understanding of Elizabethan literature. This book offers the most rigorous attempt yet undertaken to determine the scope of the playwright’s canon through analyses of Greene’s verse style, vocabulary, rhyming habits, and the dramatist’s phraseology in...

Shakespeare and the Grace of Words Language, Theology, Metaphysics

Shakespeare and the Grace of Words: Language, Theology, Metaphysics

1st Edition

By Valentin Gerlier
January 29, 2024

Crossing the boundaries between literature, philosophy and theology, Shakespeare and the Grace of Words pioneers a reading strategy that approaches language as grounded in praise; that is, as affirmation and articulation of the goodness of Being. Offering a metaphysically astute theology of ...

Shakespeare's Law

Shakespeare's Law

1st Edition

By Mark Fortier
January 29, 2024

Shakespeare's Law is a critical overview of law and legal issues within the life, career, and works of William Shakespeare as well as those that arise from the endless array of activities that happen today in the name of Shakespeare. Mark Fortier argues that Shakespeare’s attitudes ...

Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults

Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults

1st Edition

By Michael Marokakis
January 29, 2024

Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults offers a comprehensive examination of Shakespearean adaptations written by Australian authors for children and Young Adults. The 20-year period crossing the late-twentieth and early twenty-first centuries came to ...

The Play of Conscience in Shakespeare’s England

The Play of Conscience in Shakespeare’s England

1st Edition

By Jade Standing
December 29, 2023

Having a conscience distinguishes humans from the most advanced AI systems. Acting in good conscience, consulting one’s conscience, and being conscience-wracked are all aspects of human intelligence that involve reckoning (deriving general laws from particular inputs and vice versa), and judgement ...

Shakespeare’s Forgotten Allegory Vice, Virtue, and Spoilt Children

Shakespeare’s Forgotten Allegory: Vice, Virtue, and Spoilt Children

1st Edition

By Julian Real
December 22, 2023

Shakespeare’s Forgotten Allegory posits three startling points: that we have today forgotten a cultural icon that helped to bring about the Renaissance; that this character, used to distil classical wisdom regarding how to raise children to become moral adults, consistently appeared in plays ...

Shakespeare and Indian Nationalism The Bard and the Raj

Shakespeare and Indian Nationalism: The Bard and the Raj

1st Edition

By Manojit Mandal
September 29, 2023

Shakespeare and Indian Nationalism aims to articulate the reception of Shakespeare by the 19th-century Indian intelligentsia from Bengal and their ambivalent approach to the Indian Renaissance and consequent nationalist project. Showcasing the cultural politics of British imperialism, this volume ...

Aemilia Lanyer as Shakespeare’s Co-Author

Aemilia Lanyer as Shakespeare’s Co-Author

1st Edition

By Mark Bradbeer
September 25, 2023

This book presents original material which indicates that Aemilia Lanyer – female writer, feminist, and Shakespeare contemporary – is Shakespeare’s hidden and arguably most significant co-author. Once dismissed as the mere paramour of Shakespeare’s patron, Lord Hunsdon, she is ...

Shakespeare and Emotional Expression Finding Feeling through Colour

Shakespeare and Emotional Expression: Finding Feeling through Colour

1st Edition

By Bríd Phillips
September 25, 2023

Shakespeare and Emotional Expression offers an exciting new way of considering emotional transactions in Shakespearean drama. The book is significant in its scope and originality as it uses the innovative medium of colour terms and references to interrogate the early modern emotional register. By ...

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