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  • Impressive Shakespeare

    Identity, Authority and the Imprint in Shakespearean Drama

    By Harry Newman

    Shakespeare’s supposed genius and universality is still thought to lie in his work’s capacity to ’impress’, ’imprint’ or ’stamp’ our hearts, minds and souls. But to what extent is Shakespeare’s perceived impressiveness rooted in his own language of impression? Impressive Shakespeare investigates…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Acting Shakespeare is Outrageous!

    Playing the Bard for Beginners

    By Herb Parker

    Performing the work of William Shakespeare can be daunting to new actors. Author Herb Parker posits that his work is played easier if actors think of the plays as happening out of outrageous situations, and remember just how non-realistic and presentational Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25 
    Focal Press

  • Drama & 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 – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • 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 – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Satire

    By Arthur Pollard

    First published in 1970, this work explores the literary genre of satire. After identifying the definitive aspects of satire, it goes on to examine the subjects which can be susceptible to satire, the modes and means of satire, the tone of satire and the satirist’s relationship with the reader. In…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Stanza

    By Ernst Häublein

    First published in 1978, this work bridges the gap between the study of poetic form, which tends to isolate form from meaning and structural poetics, which tends to focus on meaning without considering the stanza’s impact. Beginning with an examination of the various definitions of the stanza, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Tragedy

    By Clifford Leech

    First published in 1969, this work examines the genre of Tragedy from its origins in ancient Greece, to the modern day. Beginning with an overview of the meaning of tragedy in Europe through the ages, it goes on to explore common aspects of tragedies such as the tragic hero, the chorus and unities,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Theatre, Magic and Philosophy

    William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy

    By Gabriela Dragnea Horvath

    Analyzing Shakespeare's views on theatre and magic and John Dee's concerns with philosophy and magic in the light of the Italian version of philosophia perennis (mainly Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno), this book offers a new perspective on the Italian-English cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy

    By Alexandra Coller

    Sixteenth-century Italy witnessed the rebirth of comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy in the pastoral mode. Traditionally, we think of comedy and tragedy as remakes of ancient models, and tragicomedy alone as the invention of the moderns. Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy suggests that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge

  • Zati and the Making of an Ottoman Poetic Canon

    By Sooyong Kim

    Exploring a seminal period in the cultural history of the Ottoman Empire, this study focuses on the sixteenth century, a time when literature written in Turkish rapidly grew in parallel with an expanding bureaucratic state. The growing corpus, particularly of poetry, led to the compilation of a…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Renaissance Ecopolitics from Shakespeare to Bacon

    Rethinking Cosmopolis

    By Elizabeth D. Gruber

    The work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries has often been the testing-ground for innovations in literary studies, but this has not been true of ecocriticism. This is partly because, until recently, most ecologically minded writers have located the origins of ecological crisis in the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Macbeth, and King Richard The Third

    An Essay, In Answer to Remarks on Some of The Characters of Shakespeare

    By J.P. Kemble

    John Philip Kemble was an ambitious and successful stage actor in London, perhaps most well-known for his turn as Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Kemble passionately disagreed with the posthumous work of Thomas Watley, Remarks on Some of the Characters of Shakespeare (1785), particularly Watley’s…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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