Literature: Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare's Language: Perspectives, past and present book cover

    Shakespeare's Language

    Perspectives, past and present

    By Keith Johnson

    In Shakespeare’s Language, Keith Johnson offers an overview of the rich and dynamic history of the reception and study of Shakespeare’s language from his death right up to the present.   Tracing a chronological history of Shakespeare’s language, Keith Johnson also picks up on classic and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 

  • Shakespeare’s Props: Memory and Cognition book cover

    Shakespeare’s Props

    Memory and Cognition

    By Sophie Duncan

    Cognitive approaches to drama have enriched our understanding of Early Modern playtexts, acting and spectatorship. This monograph is the first full-length study of Shakespeare’s props and their cognitive impact. Shakespeare’s most iconic props have become transhistorical, transnational metonyms for…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Family Dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies book cover

    Family Dramas

    Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies

    By Gwyn Daniel

    Most of Shakespeare’s tragedies have a family drama at their heart. This book brings these relationships to life, offering a radical new perspective on the tragic heroes and their dilemmas. Family Dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies focusses on the interactions and…

    Paperback – 2018-12-14 
    The Systemic Thinking and Practice Series

  • Shakespearean Tragedy book cover

    Shakespearean Tragedy

    By D. F. Bratchell

    This volume reflects changing critical perceptions of Shakespeare's works from Renaissance to modern times and celebrates the power of Shakespearean tragedy. The selection of critical reaction covers both the general concept of Shakespearean tragedy and its expression in the major plays,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 

  • Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991 book cover

    Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

    An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991

    By Lewis Walker

    This bibliography will give comprehensive coverage to published commentary in English on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition during the period from 1961-1985. Doctoral dissertations will also be included. Each entry will provide a clear and detailed summary of an item's contents. For pomes and…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Miscellany book cover

    Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Miscellany

    By Christopher Salamone

    Poetic miscellanies have been almost entirely neglected in studies of Shakespeare’s textual transmission and canonical rise. And yet, during the eighteenth century alone, more than 850 fragments of Shakespearean texts were inserted into the century’s miscellanies: each has a textual history that…

    Hardback – 2018-10-28 
    Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital

  • Shakespeare's Great Tragedies: Experiencing Their Impact book cover

    Shakespeare's Great Tragedies

    Experiencing Their Impact

    By John Hardy

    Shakespeare's great tragedies portray through their richly imagined worlds the inescapable fact of human mortality. As the work of a great creative genius, they are so diverse that critical formulas used to describe their overall impact tend to be somewhat suspect. Their impact follows from a…

    Hardback – 2018-10-24 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy

    Edited by Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne

    Iago’s ‘I am not what I am’ epitomises how Shakespeare’s work is rich in philosophy, from issues of deception and moral deviance to those concerning the complex nature of the self, the notions of being and identity, and the possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge and knowledge of others.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22 
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Shakespeare at Peace book cover

    Shakespeare at Peace

    By Kyle Pivetti, John S. Garrison

    In the current climate of global military conflict and terrorism, Shakespeare at Peace offers new readings of Shakespeare’s plays illuminating a discourse of peace previously shadowed by war and violence. Using contemporary examples such as Obama’s speeches, popular music, and science fiction…

    Paperback – 2018-10-12 
    Spotlight on Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare's Festive History: Feasting, Festivity, Fasting and Lent in the Second Henriad book cover

    Shakespeare's Festive History

    Feasting, Festivity, Fasting and Lent in the Second Henriad

    By David Ruiter

    Title first published in 2003. The author of this study explores how Shakespeare creates historical characters who engineer their supremacy, shore up their popular support, and/or sustain their charisma through manipulation of festive elements, which are found throughout the tetralogy and rooted in…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Adventures in Feminist Dramaturgy: The Road Less Traveled book cover

    Adventures in Feminist Dramaturgy

    The Road Less Traveled

    By Laura Hope, Philippa Kelly

    In their lively invocation of a feminist dramaturgy that can lead to innovative and challenging directions in modern theatre-making, Laura Hope and Philippa Kelly make use of first-hand interviews with directors, actors, designers, and critics, as well as their own experiences in the theatre, to…

    Hardback – 2018-09-28 

  • Germaine Greer: Essays on a Feminist Figure book cover

    Germaine Greer

    Essays on a Feminist Figure

    Edited by Maryanne Dever, Anthea Taylor, Lisa Adkins

    Germaine Greer is one of the most enduring and influential figures of the second wave of the women’s movement. The Female Eunuch (1970) is one of second-wave feminism’s most widely recognised publications and its author has come to embody and indeed expand our understanding of second-wave feminism…

    Hardback – 2018-09-21 

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