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. Shakespeare's history plays: 1900-1951 Harold Jenkins; 2. The unity of 2 Henry IV Clifford Leech; 3. Anticipation and foreboding in Shakespeare's early histories Wolfgang H. Clemen; 4. Middle-class attitudes in Shakespeare's histories Karl Brunner; 5. A reconsideration of Edward II Kenneth Muir; 6. On producing Henry VI Sir Barry Jackson; 7. The Huntington Library Godfrey Davies; 8. An early Elizabethan playhouse Charles Tyler Proudy; 9. Shakespeare learns the value of money: the dramatist at work on Timon of Athens Terence Spencer; 10. Shakespeare's French fruits J. W. Lever; 11. An Elizabethan eyewitness of Antony and Cleopatra? Joan Rees; 12. Othello's 'It is the cause...': an analysis John Money; 13. On translating Hamlet Salvador de Madariaga; 14. Shakespeare in China Chang Chen-Hsien; 15. International notes; 16. Shakespeare productions in the United Kingdom: 1951; 17. Shakespeare's history plays - epic or drama? Richard David; 18. Festival Shakespeare in the West End George Rylands; 19. The year's contributions to Shakespearian study M. C. Bradbrook, Clifford Leech and James G. McManaway; Books received; Index.