Shakespeare Survey: Volume 56, Shakespeare and Comedy: An Annual Survey of Shakespeare Studies and Production (Shakespeare Survey, Series Number 56)

Shakespeare Survey: Volume 56, Shakespeare and Comedy: An Annual Survey of Shakespeare Studies and Production (Shakespeare Survey, Series Number 56)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 10/16/2003
EAN 9780521827270, ISBN10: 0521827272

Hardcover, 382 pages, 25.9 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

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 characterized 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. Looking like a child - or - Titus
the comedy Carol Chillington Rutter
2. Comedy and Epyllion in post-Reformation England Dympna Callaghan
3. (Peter) Quince
love potions, carpenter's coigns and Athenian weddings Patricia Parker
4. 'When everything seems double'
Peter Quince, the other playwright in A Midsummer Night's Dream A. B. Taylor
5. Cultural materialism and intertextuality
the limits of queer reading in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Two Noble Kinsmen Alan Sinfield
6. As you liken it
simile in the wilderness Robert N. Watson
7. Infinite jest
the comedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Ann Thompson
8. Othello and the end of comedy Stephen Orgel
9. Shakespeare as a joke
the English comic tradition, A Midsummer Night's Dream and amateur performance Michael Dobson
10. Falstaff's belly, Bertie's kilt, Rosalind's legs
Shakespeare and the Victorian prince Adrian Poole
11. The sixth act
Shakespeare after Joyce Maud Ellmann
12. The return of Prospero's wife
mother figures in The Tempest's afterlife Sarah Annes Brown
13. Directing Shakespeare's comedies
in conversation with Peter Holland Declan Donnellan
14. 'To show our simple skill'
scripts and performances in Shakespearian comedy Michael Cordner
15. John Shakespeare's 'spiritual testament'
a reappraisal Robert Bearman
16. Shakespeare as a force for good Peter Holbrook
17. Timon of Athens and Jacobean politics Andrew Hadfield
18. Man, woman and beast in Timon's Athens Andreas Höfele
19. Rough magic
northern broadsides at work at play Carol Chillington Rutter
20. Shakespeare performances in England, 2002 Michael Dobson
21. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, January–December 2001 James Shaw
The Year's Contributions to Shakespeare Studies
22. Critical studies reviewed by Ruth Morse
23. Shakespeare's life, times and stage reviewed by Leslie Thomson
24. Editions and textual studies reviewed by Eric Rasmussen
Books received