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. Richard II and the realities of power S. Schoenbaum; 2. The politics of corruption in Shakespeare's England Joel Hurstfield; 3. Literature without philosophy: Antony and Cleopatra Morris Weitz; 4. Self-consciousness in Montaigne and Shakespeare Robert Ellrodt; 5. Measure for Measure: the bed-trick A. D. Nuttall; 6. Shakespeare and the doctrine of the unity of time Ernest Schanzer; 7. Coriolanus and the body politic Andrew Gurr; 8. Titus Andronicus, III, i, 298-9 Pierre Legouis; 9. The Merchant of Venice and the pattern of romantic comedy R. F. Hill; 10. The integrity of Measure for Measure Arthur C. Kirsch; 11. 'To say one': an essay on Hamlet Ralph Berry; 12. The Tempest and King James's Daemonologie Jacqueline E. M. Latham; 13. Sight-lines in a conjectural reconstruction of an Elizabethan playhouse D. A. Latter; 14. The smallest season: the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford in 1974 Peter Thomson; 15. The year's contributions to Shakespearian study D. J. Palmer, N. W. Bawcutt and Richard Proudfoot; Index.