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Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

About the Series

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.

67 Series Titles

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Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel

Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys: Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel

1st Edition

Edited By Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Judy Celine Ick, Poonam Trivedi
December 02, 2016

This volume gives Asia’s Shakespeares the critical, theoretical, and political space they demand, offering rich, alternative ways of thinking about Asia, Shakespeare, and Asian Shakespeare based on Asian experiences and histories. Challenging and supplementing the dominant critical and theoretical ...

Shakespeare, Cinema, Counter-Culture Appropriation and Inversion

Shakespeare, Cinema, Counter-Culture: Appropriation and Inversion

1st Edition

By Ailsa Grant Ferguson
July 25, 2016

Addressing for the first time Shakespeare’s place in counter-cultural cinema, this book examines and theorizes counter-hegemonic, postmodern, and post-punk Shakespeare in late 20th and early 21st century film. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies, Grant Ferguson presents an interdisciplinary ...

Shakespeare's Folly Philosophy, Humanism, Critical Theory

Shakespeare's Folly: Philosophy, Humanism, Critical Theory

1st Edition

By Sam Hall
July 22, 2016

This study contends that folly is of fundamental importance to the implicit philosophical vision of Shakespeare’s drama. The discourse of folly’s wordplay, jubilant ironies, and vertiginous paradoxes furnish Shakespeare with a way of understanding that lays bare the hypocrisies and absurdities of ...

Shakespeare and Hospitality Ethics, Politics, and Exchange

Shakespeare and Hospitality: Ethics, Politics, and Exchange

1st Edition

Edited By Julia Reinhard Lupton, David Goldstein
May 02, 2016

This volume focuses on hospitality as a theoretically and historically crucial phenomenon in Shakespeare's work with ramifications for contemporary thought and practice. Drawing a multifaceted picture of Shakespeare's scenes of hospitality—with their numerous scenes of greeting, feeding, ...

Shakespeare in Hate Emotions, Passions, Selfhood

Shakespeare in Hate: Emotions, Passions, Selfhood

1st Edition

By Peter Kishore Saval
December 11, 2015

Hate, malice, rage, and enmity: what would Shakespeare’s plays be without these demonic, unruly passions? This book studies how the tirades and unrestrained villainy of Shakespeare’s art explode the decorum and safety of our sanitized lives and challenge the limits of our selfhood. Everyone knows ...

Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, and Civic Life The Boundaries of Civic Space

Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, and Civic Life: The Boundaries of Civic Space

1st Edition

Edited By Silvia Bigliazzi, Lisanna Calvi
October 06, 2015

This volume introduces ‘civic Shakespeare’ as a new and complex category entailing the dynamic relation between the individual and the community on issues of authority, liberty, and cultural production. It investigates civic Shakespeare through Romeo and Juliet as a case study for an interrogation ...

Skepticism and Belonging in Shakespeare's Comedy

Skepticism and Belonging in Shakespeare's Comedy

1st Edition

By Derek Gottlieb
September 01, 2015

This book recovers a sense of the high stakes of Shakespearean comedy, arguing that the comedies, no less than the tragedies, serve to dramatize responses to the condition of being human, responses that invite scholarly investigation and explanation. Taking its cue from Stanley Cavell’s influential...

Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body

Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body

1st Edition

Edited By Sujata Iyengar
December 23, 2014

This book considers early modern and postmodern ideals of health, vigor, ability, beauty, well-being, and happiness, uncovering and historicizing the complex negotiations among physical embodiment, emotional response, and communally-sanctioned behavior in Shakespeare's literary and material world. ...

Mary Wroth and Shakespeare

Mary Wroth and Shakespeare

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Salzman, Marion Wynne-Davies
November 07, 2014

Over the last twenty five years, scholarship on Early Modern women writers has produced editions and criticisms, both on various groups and individual authors. The work on Mary Wroth has been particularly impressive at integrating her poetry, prose and drama into the canon. This in turn has led to ...

Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book Contested Scriptures

Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book: Contested Scriptures

1st Edition

Edited By Travis DeCook, Alan Galey
July 17, 2014

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...

Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

1st Edition

By Catherine Silverstone
July 03, 2014

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...

Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare's Theatre The Early Modern Body-Mind

Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare's Theatre: The Early Modern Body-Mind

1st Edition

Edited By Laurie Johnson, John Sutton, Evelyn Tribble
March 06, 2014

This collection considers issues that have emerged in Early Modern Studies in the past fifteen years relating to understandings of mind and body in Shakespeare’s world. Informed by The Body in Parts, the essays in this book respond also to the notion of an early modern ‘body-mind’ in which ...

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