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 illustrations; 1. The challenges of Romeo and Juliet Stanley Wells; 2. The date and the expected venue of Romeo and Juliet Andrew Gurr; 3. The 'bad' quarto of Romeo and Juliet David Farley-Hills; 4. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: the places of invention Jill L. Levenson; 5. 'Death-marked love': desire and presence in Romeo and Juliet Lloyd Davis; 6. Carnival and death in Romeo and Juliet: a Bakhtinian reading Ronald Knowles; 7. Ideology and the feud in Romeo and Juliet Susan Snyder; 8. Bawdy puns and lustful virgins: the legacy of Juliet's desire in comedies of the early 1600s Mary Bly; 9. Picturing Romeo and Juliet James Fowler; 10. Nineteenth-century Juliet Philip Davis; 11. 'O, what learning is!' Pedagogy and the afterlife of Romeo and Juliet Rex Gibson; 12. The film versions of Romeo and Juliet Anthony Davies; 13. The poetics of paradox: Shakespeare's versus Zeffirelli's culture of violence Joan Ozark Holmer; 14. 'Lawful deed': consummation, custom, and law in All's Well That Ends Well Subha Mukherji; 15. 'Have you not read of some such thing?' Sex and sexual stories in Othello Edward Pechter; 16. French leave, or Lear and the King of France R. A. Foakes; 17. The actor as artist: Harold Hobson's Shakespearian theatre criticism Dominic Shellard; 18. Shakespeare performances in England, 1994-1995 Peter Holland; 19. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, January-December 1994 Niky Rathbone; 20. The year's contributions to Shakespeare studies David Lindley, Mark Thornton Burnett and John Jowett; Books received; Index.