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Chaste ValueEconomic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

Katherine Gillen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417716
eISBN:
9781474434539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417716.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chaste Value reassesses chastity’s significance in early modern drama, arguing that presentations of chastity inform the stage’s production of early capitalist subjectivity and social difference. ... More

Coleridge: Lectures on Shakespeare (1811-1819)

Coleridge: Lectures on Shakespeare (1811-1819)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Adam Roberts (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474413787
eISBN:
9781474426879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413787.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book comprises a freshly composed edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1811–12 Lectures on Shakespeare and Milton and 1818–19 Lectures on Shakespeare. Coleridge is a foundational figure in ... More

Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

Farah Karim-Cooper

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619931
eISBN:
9780748652204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619931.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This study examines how the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries dramatise the cultural preoccupation with cosmetics. The author analyses contemporary tracts that address the then-contentious ... More

The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Susan Zimmerman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the relationship of the public theatre to the question of what constituted the ‘dead’ in early modern English culture within a theoretical framework that makes use of history, ... More

The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Mark Thornton Burnett and Adrian Streete

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This reference work explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to cultural processes that take in publishing, exhibiting, performing, reconstructing, and disseminating. The thirty commissioned ... More

Is Shylock Jewish?Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Is Shylock Jewish?: Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Sara Coodin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474418386
eISBN:
9781474434492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What happens when we consider Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Veniceas a play with ‘real’ Jewish characters who are not mere ciphers for anti-Semitic Elizabethan stereotypes? Is Shylock Jewish studies ... More

Metadrama and the Informer in Shakespeare and Jonson

Metadrama and the Informer in Shakespeare and Jonson

Bill Angus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415118
eISBN:
9781474426886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415118.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the metadramatic plays and devices of Shakespeare and Jonson and finds at the core of their metadrama some disturbing connections, and even an uneasy sense of common practice, ... More

Re-Humanising ShakespeareLiterary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Andrew Mousley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623181
eISBN:
9780748652211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Can Shakespeare help with the question of how to live? This book argues that although Shakespeare himself contributed to the uncertainties of modern living, his work can still serve as a source of ... More

Rethinking Shakespeare's Political PhilosophyFrom Lear to Leviathan

Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy: From Lear to Leviathan

Alex Schulman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748682416
eISBN:
9781474406383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682416.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book provides a new interpretation of William Shakespeare's plays as a unified statement of early modern political theory. It demonstrates that Shakespeare's plays provide an astonishingly ... More

Shakespeare in Theory and Practice

Shakespeare in Theory and Practice

Catherine Belsey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633012
eISBN:
9780748652235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633012.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapters in this book put theory to work in order to register Shakespeare's powers of seduction, together with his moment in history. Teasing out the meanings of the narrative poems, as well as ... More

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