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.
List of illustrations; 1. The reception of Hamlet R. A. Foakes; 2. 'Hamlet, revenge!': the uses and abuses of historical criticism Paul N. Siegel; 3. Revision by excision: rewriting Gertrude Ellen J. O'Brien; 4. Gazing at Hamlet, or the Danish cabaret Lawrence Danson; 5. 'He's going to his mother's closet': Hamlet and Gertrude on screen Murray Biggs; 6. Shakespeare rewound Graham Holderness; 7. Freud's Hamlet Kenneth Muir; 8. 'Pray you, undo this button': implications of 'Un-' in King Lear Leslie Thomson; 9. Marx and Shakespeare R. S. White; 10. Peter Street, 1553-1609: builder of playhouses Mary Edmond; 11. Shakespeare performances in England, 1990-1 Peter Holland; 12. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, January-December 1990 Niky Rathbone; 13. The year's contributions to Shakespeare studies David Lindley, Martin Wiggins and H. R. Woudhuysen; Books received; Index.