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Shakespeare's EssaysSampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Shakespeare's Essays: Sampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Peter G. Platt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474463409
eISBN:
9781474490870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463409.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This revisionist study argues that the Essais of Montaigne—made available to Shakespeare and the English-reading world via John Florio’s translated Essayes in 1603—were a crucial factor in the ... More

Shakespeare's Body PartsFiguring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Shakespeare's Body Parts: Figuring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Huw Griffiths

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448703
eISBN:
9781474490863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448703.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book provides a sustained, formalist and theoretically-informed reading of the multiple body parts that litter the dialogue and action of Shakespeare’s history plays, including Henry V, Richard ... More

Conceiving Desire in Lyly and ShakespeareMetaphor, Cognition and Eros

Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: Metaphor, Cognition and Eros

Gillian Knoll

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474428521
eISBN:
9781474481175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428521.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare explores the role of the mind in creating erotic experience on the early modern stage. To “conceive” desire is to acknowledge the generative potential of the ... More

Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454117
eISBN:
9781474481243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This collection of essays examines the most influential meanings of roads in early modern literature and culture. It explores the place of the road in the early modern imagination and so opens ... More

Face-to-Face in Shakespearean DramaEthics, Performance, Philosophy

Face-to-Face in Shakespearean Drama: Ethics, Performance, Philosophy

Matthew J. Smith and Julia Reinhard Lupton (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474435680
eISBN:
9781474465014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book celebrates the theatrical excitement and philosophical meanings of human interaction in Shakespeare. On stage and in life, the face is always window and mirror, representation and presence. ... More

Shakespeare's Representation of Weather, Climate and EnvironmentThe Early Modern 'Fated Sky'

Shakespeare's Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment: The Early Modern 'Fated Sky'

Sophie Chiari

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442527
eISBN:
9781474459709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

While ecocritical approaches to literary texts receive more and more attention, climate-related issues remain fairly neglected, particularly in the field of Shakespeare studies. This monograph ... More

Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Neema Parvini

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This ground-breaking study fearlessly combines latest research in evolutionary psychology, historical scholarship and philosophy to answer a question that has eluded critics for centuries: what is ... More

Shakespearean MelancholyPhilosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

Shakespearean Melancholy: Philosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

J. F. Bernard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474417334
eISBN:
9781474453752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What’s so funny about melancholy? Iconic as Hamlet is, Shakespearean comedy showcases an extraordinary reliance on melancholy that ultimately reminds us of the porous demarcation between laughter and ... More

Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Sophie Chiari and Mickaël Popelard (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Back in the late 1950s, C.P. Snow famously defined science negatively by separating it from what it was not, namely literature. Such polarization, however, creates more problems than it solves. By ... More

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

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