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Shakespeare Criticism

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These comprehensive critical collections are a must-have for students, libraries and scholars alike. Each volume gathers the most influential criticism, key contemporary interpretations and reviews of the most influential productions of Shakespeare's masterworks.

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The Taming of the Shrew Critical Essays

The Taming of the Shrew: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Dana Aspinall
June 22, 2009

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments ...

All's Well, That Ends Well New Critical Essays

All's Well, That Ends Well: New Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Gary Waller
October 14, 2013

Described as one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing plays, All’s Well That Ends Well has only recently begun to receive the critical attention it deserves. Noted as a crucial point of development in Shakespeare’s career, this collection of new essays reflects the growing interest in the play and ...

The Comedy of Errors Critical Essays

The Comedy of Errors: Critical Essays

1st Edition

By Robert S. Miola
November 17, 2000

This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the ...

Shakespeare's Sonnets Critical Essays

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By James Schiffer
July 24, 2000

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays is the essential Sonnets anthology for our time. This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of the Sonnets, reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade and including sixteen original analyses by leading scholars...

Pericles Critical Essays

Pericles: Critical Essays

1st Edition

By David Skeele
August 14, 2009

Pericles: Critical Essays brings together the most essential critical essays and theatrical reviews of Shakespeare's play from the late 17th century to the present, providing a representative gathering of critical opinion of Pericles over the centuries. David Skeele's introduction identifies the ...

Two Gentlemen of Verona Critical Essays

Two Gentlemen of Verona: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By June Schlueter
February 01, 2013

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate....

Henry VI Critical Essays

Henry VI: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas A. Pendleton
November 25, 2010

This collection of original essays provides a selection of current criticism on the Henry VI plays. Topics addressed will include feminist commentaries on the play, the principal of unity in the trilogy, the tradition of illumination of the play, textual variations, and finally, anachronism and ...

Othello Critical Essays

Othello: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Kolin
December 21, 2001

Including twenty-one groundbreaking chapters that examine one of Shakespeare's most complex tragedies. Othello: Critical Essays explores issues of friendship and fealty, love and betrayal, race and gender issues, and much more....

A Midsummer Night's Dream Critical Essays

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Dorothea Kehler
November 17, 2000

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory....

Antony and Cleopatra New Critical Essays

Antony and Cleopatra: New Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Sara M. Deats
October 29, 2012

Complementing other volumes in the Shakespeare Criticism Series, this collection of twenty original essays will expand the critical contexts in which Antony and Cleopatra can be enjoyed as both literature and theater. The essays will cover a wide spectrum of topics and utilize a diversity of ...

Julius Caesar New Critical Essays

Julius Caesar: New Critical Essays

1st Edition

Edited By Horst Zander
July 27, 2012

This book explores traditional approaches to the play, which includes an examination of the play in light of current history, in the context of Renaissance England, and in relation to Shakespeare's other Roman plays as well as structural examination of plot, language, character, and source material...

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