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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.
By Keir Elam
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,...
By Simon Smith
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.
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 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...
This book explores Shakespeare's use of language to interact with the verbal marketplace in which he worked. With chapters focusing on particular rhetorical features in five of Shakespeare's plays, the book appeals to scholars of Shakespearean language, digital humanities, history of the book, and the literary versus the theatrical Shakespeare.
Paul A. Cantor first probed Shakespeare's Roman plays Coriolanus, Julius Caeser, and Antony and Cleopatra in his landmark Shakespeare's Rome 1976. With Shakespeare's Roman Trilogy, he now argues that these plays form an integrated trilogy that portrays the tragedy not simply of their protagonists but of an entire political community....
Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell'arte on Shakespeare's plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell'arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare's plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with extensive practical experience to demonstrate how these techniques might be applied when producing...