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.
Table of Contents
List of plates; 1. Hearing Shakespeare: sound and meaning in Antony and Cleopatra Robert Hapgood; 2. 'More pregnantly than words': some uses and limitations of visual symbolism Inga-Stina Ewbank; 3. Shakespeare and the limits of language Anne Barton; 4. Revenge, retribution, and reconciliation Joan Rees; 5. Shakespeare the professional Kenneth Muir; 6. Shakespeare's talking animals Terence Hawkes; 7. The morality of Love's Labour's Lost J. J. Anderson; 8. Shakespeare's 'earth-trending stars': the image of the masque in Romeo and Juliet Kathleen E. McLuskie; 9. Hamlet and the 'sparing discoverie' David Kaula; 10. Hamlet in France 200 years ago J. D. Golder; 11. The Hamlet in Henry Adams Charles Vandersee; 12. Pericles and the dream of immortality J. P. Brockbank; 13. A necessary theatre: the Royal Shakespeare season 1970 reviewed Peter Thomson; 14. Free Shakespeare John Russell Brown; 15. The year's contributions to Shakespearian study Norman Sanders, Leah Scragg and Richard Proudfoot; Index.