worldofwords

Was Shakespeare really the original genius he has appeared to be since the eighteenth century, a poet whose words came from nature itself? The contributors to Shakespeare’s World of Words (Bloomsbury, 2014) propose that Shakespeare was not the poet of nature, but rather that he is a genius of rewriting and re-creation, someone able to generate a new language and new ways of seeing the world by orchestrating existing social and literary vocabularies.

sh-and-character

Shakespeare and Character (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) brings together leading scholars in theory, literary criticism, and performance studies in order to redress a serious gap in Shakespeare studies and to put character back at the centre of our understanding of Shakespeare’s achievement as an artist and thinker.

sh -mod-2

Shakespeare and Modern Theatre: The Performance of Modernity (Routledge, 2001) presents a collection of essays exploring the institutional practices that shape contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s plays.