Plays & playwrights

    Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

    By Laurence Publicover

    Hardback £46.46

    Focusing on early modern plays which stage encounters between peoples of different cultures, the volume explores the ways in which early modern plays stage dramatic geography and how this has shaped literary and theatrical heritage.

    Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

    By Tanya Pollard

    Hardback £55.26

    Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages argues that ancient Greek plays reshaped early modern theatre. Through original research, the book shows both that these plays were more accessible than previously believed, and that early modern audiences responded to specific themes.

    Shakespeare\'s Pictures: Visual Objects in the Drama

    By Keir Elam

    Hardback Save £13.54 = £66.46

    Shakespeare's Pictures is the first full-length study of visual objects in Shakespearean drama. In several plays Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night, among others pictures are brought on stage - in the form of portraits or other images - as part of the dramatic action. Shakespeare's characters show,...

    Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

    Paperback £33.86

    In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from...

    Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse, 1603-1625

    By Simon Smith

    Hardback £65.84

    This book investigates the dramatic role of music in plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Drawing on Smith's unusual combination of gifts as a musician and literary critic, this investigation offers scholars and students of literature, history and music new views on Jacobean drama and early modern musical culture.

    Beckett\'s Political Imagination

    By Emilie Morin

    Hardback £29.49

    Beckett's Political Imagination uncovers Beckett's lifelong engagement with political thought and political history.

    Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory

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    Arden Shakespeare and Theory provides a comprehensive analysis of the theoretical developments that have dominated Shakespeare studies in recent years, as well as those that are emerging at the present moment. Each volume provides: a clear definition of a particular theory; a survey of its major theorists and critics; an...

    King Edward III

    By William Shakespeare

    Paperback Save £0.94 = £16.05

    King Edward III is increasingly thought to have been written in significant part by Shakespeare. This landmark new edition by textual expert and General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare, Richard Proudfoot, offers a full account of the play's text and the evidence of Shakespeare's hand at work in it. Fully...

    Thomas Mann and Shakespeare

    Paperback Save £3.94 = £28.05

    Bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines and countries, Thomas Mann and Shakespeare is the first book-length study to explore the always fascinating, if sometimes disturbing, connections between Shakespeare and Mann. It establishes startling resonances between the central works of these two authors, pairing, for instance, Der Zauberberg with The Tempest,...

    The Shakespearean Forest

    By Anne Barton

    Hardback £65.84

    Anne Barton's final book uncovers the pervasive presence of woodland in early modern drama, revealing its persistent imaginative power.

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