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. Henry IV and Hamlet G. R. Hibbard; 2. Prince Hal and tragic style Daniel Seltzer; 3. The true Prince and the false thief: Prince Hal and the shift of identity Norman Sanders; 4. Falstaff, the Prince, and the pattern of 2 Henry IV J. A. B. Somerset; 5. Whatever happened to Prince Hal? An essay on Henry V William Babula; 6. 'Henry V' and the Bees' commonwealth Andrew Gurr; 7. All's Well that Ends Well Nicholas Brooke; 8. Hamlet and to power of words Inga-Stina Ewbank; 9. Hamlet the bonesetter Philip Brockbank; 10. Hamlet: a time to die Barbara Everett; 11. Shakespeare, Lyly and Ovid: the influence of Gallathea on A Midsummer Night's Dream Leah Scragg; 12. Making a scene: language and gesture in Coriolanus Joyce Van Dyke; 13. Freedom and loss in The Tempest Clifford Siskin; 14. Inigo Jones at the Cockpit John Orrell; 15. Theory and practice: Stratford 1976 Roger Warren; 16. The year's contributions to Shakespearian study R. F. Hill, N. W. Bawcutt and Richard Proudfoot; Index.