mediaplayers

The Media Players: Shakespeare, Middleton, Jonson, and the Idea of News builds a case for the central, formative function of Shakespeare’s theater in the news culture of early modern England. In an analysis that combines historical research with recent developments in public sphere theory, Dr. Stephen Wittek argues that the unique discursive space created by commercial theater helped to foster the conceptual framework that made news possible.
moralagency

Shakespeare and Moral Agency (Bloomsbury, 2010) presents a collection of new essays by literary scholars and philosophers considering character and action in Shakespeare’s plays as heuristic models for the exploration of some salient problems in the field of moral inquiry.

 

textual-and-theatrical

What can or should count as evidence for the claims made by scholars and performers, and how should this evidence be organized? In Textual and Theatrical Shakespeare, ten essayists answer these stimulating questions by exploring the possibilities for and the constraints upon useful communication among critics who come to Shakespeare from so many different directions.