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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 ContentsList of plates; 1. The problem plays, 1920-1970: a retrospect Michael Jamieson; 2. 'Sons and daughters of the game': an essay on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida R. A. Yoder; 3. The opinions of the audience: theory and practice in Peter Brook's Measure for Measure Herbert S. Weil, Jr; 4. Man's need and God's plan in Measure for Measure and Mark IV Sarah C. Velz; 5. The design of All's Well That Ends Well R. L. Smallwood; 6. Directing problem plays: John Barton talks to Gareth Lloyd Evans; 7. The Queen Mab speech in Romeo and Juliet Sidney Thomas; 8. Time's deformed hand': sequence, consequence, and inconsequence in The Comedy of Errors Gamini Salgado; 9. Faith and fashion in Much Ado About Nothing David Ormerod; 10. The Merry Wives of Windsor as a Hallowe'en play Jeanne Addison Roberts; 11. The Tempest at the turn of the century: cross-currents in production Mary M. Nilan; 12. Variations within a source: from Isaiah XXIX to The Tempest Ann Pasternak Slater; 13. The life of George Wilkins Roger Prior; 14. A neurotic Portia Murray Biggs; 15. Of an age and for all time: Shakespeare at Stratford Richard David; 16. The year's contributions to Shakespearian study Norman Sanders, Nigel Alexander and Richard Proudfoot; Index.