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  • Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study

    Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies

    Edited by Dennis Austin Britton, Melissa Walter

    This book asks new questions about how and why Shakespeare engages with source material, and about what should be counted as sources in Shakespeare studies. The essays demonstrate that source study remains an indispensable mode of inquiry for understanding Shakespeare, his authorship and audiences,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Shakespeare's Poetics

    Aristotle and Anglo-Italian Renaissance Genres

    By Sarah Dewar-Watson

    The startling central idea behind this study is that the rediscovery of Aristotle's Poetics in the sixteenth century ultimately had a profound impact on almost every aspect of Shakespeare's late plays”their sources, subject matter and thematic concerns. Shakespeare's Poetics reveals the generic…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse

    Eleven Days at Newington Butts

    By Laurie Johnson

    The theatre at Newington Butts has long remained on the fringes of histories of Shakespeare’s career and of the golden age of the theatre with which his name is associated. A mile outside London, and relatively disused by the time Shakespeare began his career in the theatre, the theatre has been…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • The Methuen Book of Shakespeare Anecdotes

    Edited by Ralph Berry

    Few playwrights have been more slandered, abused or honoured in performance than William Shakespeare. First published in 1992, this collection of 300 stories focuses on Shakespeare’s plays on stage. Organised chronologically, it offers the reader the opportunity to witness the changes in theatrical…

    Paperback – 2017-09-17 

  • Forms of Hypocrisy in Early Modern England

    Edited by Lucia Nigri, Naya Tsentourou

    This collection examines the widespread phenomenon of hypocrisy in literary, theological, political, and social circles in England during the years after the Reformation and up to the Restoration. Bringing together current critical work on early modern subjectivity, performance, print history, and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13 
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Shakespeare's Tempest and Capitalism

    The Storm of History

    By Helen C Scott

    Shakespeare's Tempest attracted countless anti-colonial writers during the period of decolonization in Africa and the Caribbean, and continues to offer rich material for writers and directors interested in the intimate and varied connections between war and empire. In her forceful study, Helen…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 

  • The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Memory

    Edited by Andrew Hiscock, Lina Perkins Wilder

    The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Memory introduces this vibrant field of study to students and scholars, whilst defining and extending critical debates in the area.  The book begins with a series of "Critical Introductions" offering an overview of memory in particular areas of Shakespeare…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge Literature Handbooks

  • Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature

    Shakespeare, Descartes, and Animal Studies

    By Rebecca Ann Bach

    This book explores how humans in the Renaissance lived with, attended to, and considered the minds, feelings, and sociality of other creatures. It examines how Renaissance literature and natural history display an unequal creaturely world: all creatures were categorized hierarchically. However,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Monster in Theatre History

    This Thing of Darkness

    By Michael Chemers

    Monsters are fragmentary, uncertain, frightening creatures. What happens when they enter the realm of the theatre? The Monster in Theatre History explores the cultural genealogies of monsters as they appear in the recorded history of Western theatre. From the Ancient Greeks to the most…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 

  • 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 
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • 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 
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

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