This title was first published in 2002. This second volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues the work of assessing the present state of Shakespeare studies in the new millennium. Comprising 20 essays by distinguished scholars from North America, the UK and Australia, it is divided into sections on criticism and theory; text, textuality and technology; Renaissance ideas and conventions; and Shakespeare and the city. The essays address issues that are fundamental to our interpretive encounter with Shakespeare, including those of gender and sexuality, the staging of plays, and historical research on matters such as the monarchy, language, religion, and the law.
Part I: Criticism and Theory
1. On Shakespeare and Theory, Angus Fletcher
2. The State of the Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets: Four recent books, Gordon Braden
3. Standpoints on the Sexualities of the Sonnets, Joseph Pequigney
4. Recent Responses to Antony and Cleopatra, Richard Madelaine
5. What Hath a Quarter-century of Coriolanus Criticism Wrought?, Lee Bliss
6. Unmasking the Revels: Love's Labour's Lost, John G. Demaray
Part II: Text, Textuality and Technology
7. The State of Computing in Shakespeare, Ian Lancashire
8. ‘And Stand a Comma': Reinterpreting Renaissance punctuation for today's users, Ros King
9. New Conservatism and the Theatrical Text: Editing Shakespeare for the third millennium, Richard Proudfoot
10. What's New in the New Variorum?, Richard Knowles
11 Ralph Crane: The life and works of a Jacobean scribe in the next millennium, T.H Howard-Hill
12. Shakespeare and the New Textualism, Alan B. Farmer
Part III: Renaissance Ideas and Conventions
13. Elizabeth I: The Queen and politics, John Guy
14. Theatrical Space in Shakespeare's Playhouse: Revisiting locus and platea in Timon and Macbeth, Robert Weimann
15. Emblematic Studies of Shakespeare since 1990, PeterM. Daly
16. Where are We in Legal-Historical Studies of Shakespeare?: The case of marriage and property, B.J. Sokol and Mary Sokol
17. Shakespeare and Gender, Mario DiGangi
18. Scepticism in Shakespeare's England, William M. Hamlin
19. Shakespeare and the Italian Mythographers, John Mulryan
Part IV: Shakespeare and the City
20. Shakespeare and the City, David Daniell
Part V: In Memory of Paul Oskar Kristeller
21. In Memory of Paul Oskar Kristeller, Anthony Grafton
22. Paul Oskar Kristeller, Michael J.B. Allen
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