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  • The Image of Restoration Science

    The Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)

    By Michael Hunter

    This book is about a single image - the frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal-Society of London (1667). Designed by John Evelyn, and etched by Wenceslaus Hollar, it is arguably the best-known representation of seventeenth-century English science. The use of such plates to celebrate…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • King Lear

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Kenneth Muir

    Originally published in 1984. With selections organised chronologically, this collection presents the best writing on one of Shakespeare’s most studied plays. The structure displays the changing responses to the play and includes a wide range of criticism from the likes of Coleridge, Hazlitt,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Henry IV, Parts I and II

    Critical Essays

    Edited by David Bevington

    Originally published in 1986. This volume points to the rich variety of critical responses to the Henry IV plays and their complexity. It includes selections from characteristic thought of the neoclassical age, character criticism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, historical and new…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Twelfth Night

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Stanley Wells

    Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare’s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Critical Essays

    Edited by John F. Andrews

    Originally published in 1993. Presenting excerpts and articles on the themes and characters from the most famous story of young lovers, this collection brings together scholarship relating to the language, performance, and impact of the play. Ordered in three parts, the chapters cover analysis,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • King John and Henry VIII

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Frances A. Shirley

    Originally published in 1988. Arranged by play, the essays presented here focus first on production and then on a range of other issues such as characters, imagery, textual problems and themes. Both plays were more popular in earlier centuries and most later essayists focused on small issues rather…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Richard II

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeanne T. Newlin

    Originally published in 1984. The four parts of this collection of articles, from 1601 to the 1970s, look at the historical and political dynamics of the play, the play in the theatre, the psychology of its characters, and its poetry and rhetoric. Bringing together the best that was written about…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Othello

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Susan Snyder

    Originally published in 1988. Selections here are organised chronologically looking at both theatrical commentary and literary criticism. The organisation brings out the shifts in emphasis as each generation reinvents Shakespeare, and Othello, by the questions asked, those not asked, and the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Coriolanus

    Critical Essays

    Edited by David Wheeler

    Originally published in 1995. Providing the most influential historical criticism, but also some contemporary pieces written for the volume, this collection includes the most essential study and reviews of this tragic play. The first part contains critical articles arranged chronologically while…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Macbeth

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Samuel Schoenbaum

    Originally published in 1991. Collecting together commentary and critique on ‘the Scottish play’, this book showcases varied discussions of the text and the theatrical productions. From Samuel Johnson’s brief 1765 comment to the editor’s own piece on the Porter’s scene, the texts included here are…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • The Merchant of Venice

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Thomas Wheeler

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ‘The Play as Text’, ‘Shylock’ and ‘The Play in the Theatre.’ Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Titus Andronicus

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Philip C Kolin

    Originally published in 1995. In three parts – introduction, criticism and reviews – this volume examines the goriest of Shakespeare’s works. The editor’s exhaustive introduction runs through the pattern of changing scholarship and commentary, introducing the key interests in the play, from its…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

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