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Shakespeare Association of America

Welcome! As a Shakespeare Association of America member, we are delighted to offer you a 25% discount on a selection of some of our key Shakespeare titles.

Palgrave Macmillan offers a leading and extensive range of books in Shakespeare Studies; as the original publishers of Bradley’s Shakespearean Tragedy and Bartlett’s A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare, our current prestigious list of authors includes such distinguished scholars and critics as Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Bates, Richard Burt, Julian Yates and Gary Taylor.

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Reading Shakespeare

In a lively introduction to Shakespeare's life, career and the theater of his day, Michael Alexander returns to the basics of how to read Shakespeare's works...

"...In a lively introduction to Shakespeare's life, career and the theater of his day, Michael Alexander returns to the basics of how to read Shakespeare's works.... In a lively introduction to Shakespeare's life, career and the theater of his day, Michael Alexander returns to the basics of how to read Shakespeare's works as literary texts. Surveying the most popular and widely-studied plays and sonnets, he elaborates upon the historical, cultural and literary contexts that surrounded their creatio..."

Michael Alexander

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Shakespeare is a towering presence in English and indeed global culture. Most readers in the English-speaking world, and many beyond, know his name and have at...

Helen Hackett

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Shakespiritualism

Shakespeare and the Occult, 1850-1950

Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Shakespeare's ghost appeared again and again at séance tables in London, Paris, Melbourne, and Cape...

"...Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Shakespeare's ghost appeared again and again at séance tables in London, Paris, Melbourne, and Cape.... Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Shakespeare's ghost appeared again and again at séance tables in London, Paris, Melbourne, and Cape Town, as well as in smaller, rural settings. This study concerns itself with a now-forgotten religious group, Spiritualists, and how its ensuing discussions of Shakespeare's me..."

Jeffrey Kahan

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Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Centre

Australasian Perspectives

Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Centre showcases a wide array of recent, innovative and original research into Shakespeare and learning in Australasia, in...

By Kate Flaherty, Penny Gay and L.E. Semler

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Elizabeth I

The Voice of a Monarch

This book focuses on the ways in which Elizabeth represented herself in her own words, especially in speeches, reported conversations, and private poems from...

Ilona Bell

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Elizabeth I

The Voice of a Monarch

This book focuses on the ways in which Elizabeth represented herself in her own words, especially in speeches, reported conversations, and private poems from...

Ilona Bell

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Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century

How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities

Many graduate students continue to be regarded as "apprentices" despite the fact that they are expected to design and teach their own classes, serve on...

Gregory M. Colón Semenza

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Image Ethics in Shakespeare and Spenser is a study of the connection between visuality and ethical action in early modern English literature. Focusing on...

James A. Knapp

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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries begins with Shakespeare’s England and expands to a world before, after, and beyond. With an eye to language, genre, drama,...

Jonathan Hart

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A reassessment of the historic relation between money and the state through the lens of early modern English literature, Coinage and State Formation examines...

Stephen Deng

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***Listed in THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION's Weekly Book List, March 28, 2011*** The role of the audience takes on new importance when performance is...

"...***Listed in THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION's Weekly Book List, March 28, 2011*** The role of the audience takes on new importance when performance is.... ***Listed in THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION's Weekly Book List, March 28, 2011*** The role of the audience takes on new importance when performance is reconceived as a dialectical activity. The essays in this collection examine the relationship between dramatic performance and audience in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.T..."

By Jennifer A. Low and Nova Myhill

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A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance since 1991

Volume 3, USA and Canada

Including detailed listings of all the major Shakespeare plays on stage and screen, this book is the second volume for North America. It uniquely explores each...

"...Including detailed listings of all the major Shakespeare plays on stage and screen, this book is the second volume for North America. It uniquely explores each.... Including detailed listings of all the major Shakespeare plays on stage and screen, this book is the second volume for North America. It uniquely explores each of the plays' performance history, as well as including reviews and useful information about staging. An engaging reference guide for academics and students alike.. From the ..."

By Katharine Goodland and John O'Connor

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Medicinal Cannibalism in Early Modern English Literature and Culture examines an important moment in the long history of the medical use and abuse of the human...

Louise Noble

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Cognition in the Globe

Attention and Memory in Shakespeare's Theatre

Shakespeare’s company coped with an enormous mnemonic load, performing up to six different plays a week. How did they do it? Cognition in the Globe addresses...

Evelyn B. Tribble

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Evolving Hamlet

Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy and the Ethics of Natural Selection

Where science has often been used to explore the questions raised by art, this book does the reverse, suggesting that art can address a problem raised by...

"...Where science has often been used to explore the questions raised by art, this book does the reverse, suggesting that art can address a problem raised by.... Where science has often been used to explore the questions raised by art, this book does the reverse, suggesting that art can address a problem raised by science: the deep challenge to ethics posed by Darwin’s discovery that we are intentional beings living in an unintentional world. Using Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth, among others, Angus ..."

Angus Fletcher

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Ecocriticism and Shakespeare

Reading Ecophobia

This book offers the term “ecophobia” as a way of understanding and organizing representations of contempt for the natural world. Estok argues that this...

"...This book offers the term “ecophobia” as a way of understanding and organizing representations of contempt for the natural world. Estok argues that this.... This book offers the term “ecophobia” as a way of understanding and organizing representations of contempt for the natural world.  Estok argues that this vocabulary is both necessary to the developing area of ecocritical studies and for understandings of the representations of “Nature” in Shakespeare.  Engaging close readings with theoretic..."

Simon C. Estok

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The Artistic Links Between William Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More

Radically Different Richards

Approaching the subject from a dramaturgical point of view, this investigation differs from anything that has been written about the relationship between...

By Charles A. Hallett and Elaine S. Hallett

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Shakespeare Studies Today

Romanticism Lost

Surveying the complex field of Shakespeare studies today, this book argues that a return to original practices would revive the field. Pechter advances the...

Edward Pechter

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Engaging with current debates about the “clash of civilizations,” this book offers a novel challenge to the notion of a monolithic Islam in opposition to a...

"...Engaging with current debates about the “clash of civilizations,” this book offers a novel challenge to the notion of a monolithic Islam in opposition to a.... Engaging with current debates about the “clash of civilizations,” this book offers a novel challenge to the notion of a monolithic Islam in opposition to a monolithic West. The essays in this book analyze a range of genres—travel narrative, canonical and non-canonical drama, and prose romance—to consider geographical areas beyond the Ott..."

By Linda McJannet and Bernadette Andrea

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Foreign and Native on the English Stage, 1588-1611

Metaphor and National Identity

This original and scholarly work uses three detailed case studies of plays – Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear and Cymbeline – to cast light on the...

"...This original and scholarly work uses three detailed case studies of plays – Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear and Cymbeline – to cast light on the.... This original and scholarly work uses three detailed case studies of plays – Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear and Cymbeline – to cast light on the ways in which early modern writers used metaphor to explore how identities emerge from the interaction of competing regional and spiritual topographies.. ..."

Jane Pettegree

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Shakespeare's Speculative Art

This is the first book-length analysis of Shakespeare’s depiction of specula (mirrors) to reveal the literal and allegorical functions of mirrors in the...

Maurice A. Hunt

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Carter explores early modern culture's reception of Ovid through the manipulation of Ovidian myth by Shakespeare, Middleton, Heywood, Marlowe and Marston. With...

"...Carter explores early modern culture's reception of Ovid through the manipulation of Ovidian myth by Shakespeare, Middleton, Heywood, Marlowe and Marston. With.... Carter explores early modern culture's reception of Ovid through the manipulation of Ovidian myth by Shakespeare, Middleton, Heywood, Marlowe and Marston. With a focus on sexual violence, homosexuality, incest and idolatry, Carter analyses how depictions of mythology represent radical ideas concerning gender and sexuality.. "With a ..."

Sarah Carter

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Language as the Site of Revolt in Medieval and Early Modern England: Speaking as a Woman makes the provocative argument that despite extensive evidence...

M. C. Bodden

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Teaching the Early Modern Period is an innovative project bringing together leading early modernists from a wide geographical and disciplinary background....

By Derval Conroy and Danielle Clarke

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