The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Memory introduces this vibrant field of study to students and scholars, whilst defining and extending critical debates in the area. The book begins with a series of "Critical Introductions" offering an overview of memory in particular areas of Shakespeare such as theatre, print culture, visual arts, post-colonial adaptation and new media. These essays both introduce the topic but also explore specific areas such as the way in which Shakespeare’s representation in the visual arts created a national and then a global poet.
The entries then develop into more specific studies of the genre of Shakespeare, with sections on Tragedy, History, Comedy and Poetry, which include insightful readings of specific key plays. The book ends with a state of the art review of the area, charting major contributions to the debate, and illuminating areas for further study. The international range of contributors explore the nature of memory in religious, political, emotional and economic terms which are not only relevant to Shakespearean times, but to the way we think and read now.
Table of Contents
PART I - Critical Introductions
1. Shakespeare, Memory, and the Early Modern Theatre, Zackariah Long
2. Shakespeare, Memory, and Print Culture, Amanda Watson
3. Shakespeare, Memory and Post-Colonial Adaptation, Andrew J. Power
4. Shakespeare, Memory and the Visual Arts, Shearer West
5. Shakespeare, Memory, Film and Performance, Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin
6. Shakespeare, Memory and New Media, Rory Loughnane
7. Shakespeare, Memory and Contemporary Performance, Sarah Dustagheer
PART II - Tragedy
8. "The Raven O’er the Infectious House": Contagious Memory in Romeo and Juliet and Othello, Evelyn Tribble
9. "Lest we remember… our Troy, our Rome": historical and individual memory in Titus Andronicus and Troilus and Cressida, Jesús Tronch
10. Fooling wth Tragic Memory in Hamlet and King Lear, Kay Stanton
11. Fatal Distraction: Eclipses of Memory in Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, Jonathan Baldo
PART III - History
12. Handling Memory in the Henriad: Forgetting Falstaff, William E. Engel
13. Henry VI to Richard III: Forgetting, Foreshadowing, Remembering, Nicholas Grene
14. Rumour’s Household: Truth, Memory, Fiction, History in 2 Henry IV and All Is True, Ed Gieskes
15. Cultural Memories of the Legal Repertoire in Richard III and Richard II: Criticizing Rites of Succession, Anita Gilman Sherman
PART IV - Comedy
16. ‘Memory and Subjective Continuity in As You Like It and All’s Well That Ends Well, Erin Minear
17. Veiled Memory Traces in Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, and The Winter’s Tale, Lina Perkins Wilder
18. Illyria’s Memorials: Space, Memory, and Genre in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Susan Harlan
19. "Have you forgot your love?": Material Memory and Forgetfulness in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Measure for Measure, Christine Sukic
PART V - Poetry
20. "Suppose thou dost defend me from what is past": Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece and the appetite for ancient memory, Andrew Hiscock
21. Monumental Memory and Little Reminders; the Fantasy of Being Remembered by Posterity, Grant Williams
PART VI - Review
22. The State of the Art of Memory and Shakespeare Studies, Rebeca Helfer
Andrew Hiscock is Professor of English at the University of Bangor, UK.
Lina Wilder is Associate Professor of English at Connecticut College, USA.