Shakespeare Survey 38: Shakespeare and History

Overview

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current ...

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Overview

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521523769
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2002
  • Series: Shakespeare Survey Series, #38
  • Edition description: First Paperback Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; 1. Shakespeare's history plays: 1952–1983 Dennis H. Burden; 2. Shakespeare and history: divergencies and agreements E. W. Ives; 3. Shakespeare's georgic histories James C. Bulman; 4. The nature of topicality in Love's Labour's Lost Mary Ellen Lamb; 5. The tragic substructure of the Henry IV plays Catherine M. Shaw; 6. Hal and the regent Jonathan Bate; 7. The rite of violence in Henry IV Derek Cohen; 8. The fortunes of Oldcastle Gary Taylor; 9. Hand D in Sir Thomas More: an essay in misinterpretation Giorgio Melchiori; 10. Livy, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare's Coriolanus Anne Barton; 11. Henry VIII and the ideal England Alexander Leggatt; 12. The strangeness of a dramatic style: rumour in Henry VIII Pierre Sahel; 13. 'Edgar I nothing am': Figurenposition in King Lear Michael E. Mooney; 14. 'Very like a whale': scepticism and seeing in The Tempest Robert B. Pierce; 15. Shakespeare's medical imagination Maurice Pope; 16. Shakespeare in the theatrical criticism of Henry Morley Russell Jackson; 17. Shakespeare performances in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, 1983–4 Nicholas Shrimpton; 18. The year's contributions to Shakespearian study Brian Gibbons, Lois Potter and MacDonald P. Jackson; Index.

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