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  • Drama and the Dramatic

    By S. W. Dawson

    First published in 1970, this book explores drama as literature and provides critical overviews of different aspects of drama and the dramatic. It first asks what a play is, before going on to examine dramatic language, action and tension, dramatic irony, characters and drama’s relationship with…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Comedy

    By Moelwyn Merchant

    First published in 1972, this work pursues the question ‘what is comedy?’ In its quest for an answer it explores critical theory, psychology, sociology and metaphysics. It also examines the classical origins of comedy, different kinds of comedy, the rituals of comedy, its relationship with other…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Critical Idiom

  • Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys

    Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel

    Edited by Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Judy Celine Ick, Poonam Trivedi

    This volume gives Asia’s Shakespeares the critical, theoretical, and political space they demand, offering rich, alternative ways of thinking about Asia, Shakespeare, and Asian Shakespeare based on Asian experiences and histories. Challenging and supplementing the dominant critical and theoretical…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

    Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural

    Edited by Nandini Das, Nick Davis

    This volume addresses dealings with the wondrous, magical, holy, sacred, sainted, numinous, uncanny, auratic, and sacral in the plays of Shakespeare and contemporaries, produced in an era often associated with the irresistible rise of a thinned-out secular rationalism. By starting from the literary…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • The Performance of Religion

    Seeing the sacred in the theatre

    By Cia Sautter

    The performing arts are uniquely capable of translating a vision of an ideal or sacred reality into lived practice, allowing an audience to confront deeply held values and beliefs as they observe a performance. However, there is often a reluctance to approach distinctly religious topics from a…

    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

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