The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Memory
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The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Memory introduces this vibrant field of study to students and scholars, whilst defining and extending critical debates in the area. The book begins with a series of "Critical Introductions" offering an overview of memory in particular areas of Shakespeare such as theatre, print culture, visual arts, post-colonial adaptation and new media. These essays both introduce the topic but also explore specific areas such as the way in which Shakespeare's representation in the visual arts created a national and then a global poet. The entries then develop into more specific studies of the genre of Shakespeare, with sections on Tragedy, History, Comedy and Poetry, which include insightful readings of specific key plays. The book ends with a state of the art review of the area, charting major contributions to the debate, and illuminating areas for further study. The international range of contributors explore the nature of memory in religious, political, emotional and economic terms which are not only relevant to Shakespearean times, but to the way we think and read now.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white tables
  • 1138816760
  • 9781138816763

About Andrew Hiscock

Andrew Hiscock is Professor of English at the University of Bangor, UK. Lina Wilder is Associate Professor of English at Connecticut College, USA.show more

Table of contents

Introduction - Hiscock/Wilder ii] Critical Introductions a] Shakespeare, Memory and the Early Modern Theatre b] Shakespeare, Memory and Genre c] Shakespeare, Memory and History d] Shakespeare, Memory and Gender - Lina Wilder, Connecticut College, USA e] Shakespeare, Memory and Print Culture f] Shakespeare, Memory and New Media g] Shakespeare, Memory and Cognition h] Shakespeare, Memory and Performance Studies iii] Shakespearean History a] Henry VI plays b] Richard III c] King John d] Richard II - Andrew Hiscock, Bangor University UK e] Henry IV plays & Henry V f] Henry VIII iv] Shakespearean Tragedy a] Romeo and Juliet & Titus Andronicus b] Julius Caesar & Antony and Cleopatra c] Hamlet d] King Lear e] Macbeth & Othello f] Coriolanus v] Shakespearean Comedy & Romance a] The Taming of the Shrew & The Two Gentlemen of Verona b] Twelfth Night & As You Like It c] The Merchant of Venice & Much Ado About Nothing d] Troilus & Cressida & All's Well That Ends Well e] Pericles & Timon of Athens f] Cymbeline & The Winter's Tale g] The Tempest h] The Two Noble Kinsmen vi] Shakespearean Poetry a] the Sonnets b] the Narrative Poems vii] Resourcesshow more

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