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New Books – Spring-Summer 2014 The Arden Shakespeare has long set the gold standard in annotated, scholarly editions of Shakespeare’s plays. We now also offer a broad range of critical studies for students and scholars, providing fresh insight into the work and world of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The Arden Shakespeare provides support for students and teachers throughout higher education.

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Letter from the Publisher I hope you will enjoy the range of titles in this Spring - Summer 2014 highlights catalogue. With several new series now established, we offer a range of critical studies to complement and support our core play editions. From study guides for students, to collections of current criticism, and the highest level of scholarship, you can rely on Arden books to offer the very best, original work in Shakespeare and early modern studies. Arden is moving into the digital sphere with our first eBook of a play edition, Romeo and Juliet, and with the inclusion of our full backlist in the innovative digital platform Drama Online. We are keen to hear your feedback on our list and about your new publishing ideas, so do get in touch with me at or via @ardenpublisher on Twitter.



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What makes an Arden different? Each Arden play edition includes the most comprehensive introduction available on the market. Introductions are illustrated and offer the most in-depth survey of historical, performance and cultural contexts, as well as critical approaches to the play. Together with a clear and authoritative text, plus detailed notes and commentary, this is the finest edition of Shakespeare you can find.

The Text • Edited from original source by leading scholars • Modern spelling and punctuation

Commentary and Textual Notes: • Glossary, with meanings explained • Discussion of staging issues, stage directions and plot • Explanation of literary, biblical, classical and other allusions • Cross references to other Shakespeare plays • Summarises Shakespeare’s use of his sources • Details variants on the text in alternative source texts and other significant editions

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Arden Shakespeare Third Series General Editors: Richard Proudfoot, Emeritus Professor, King’s College, London, UK; Ann Thompson, King’s College, London, UK; David Scott Kastan, Yale University, USA and H.R. Woudhuysen, Lincoln College, University of Oxford, UK Associate General Editor: George Walton Williams, Emeritus Professor, Duke University, USA Each edition in the Third Series offers a modernized text with comprehensive commentary notes glossing meanings, discussing staging issues and explaining literary allusions, together with a lengthy, illustrated introduction by a leading scholar exploring the play’s critical, theatrical and historical contexts.

Edited by John Drakakis

Edited by James R. Siemon

2011 480 Pages / 20 illus PB 9781903436813 £9.99 / $17.00 HB 9781903436806 £65.00 / $100.00

2009 524 Pages / 20 illus PB 9781903436899 £9.99 / $17.00 HB 9781903436882 £65.00 / $100.00

Edited by Peter Holland

Edited by René Weis

UK February 2013 / US April 2013 536 Pages / 20 illus PB 9781904271284 £9.99 / $17.00 HB 9781904271277 £65.00 / $100.00

2012 454 Pages / 20 bw illus PB 9781903436912 £8.99 / $13.95 HB 9781903436905 £65.00 / $100.00

Edited by Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor

Edited by R.A. Foakes

Edited by E.A.J. Honigmann

1997 464 Pages PB 9781903436592 £8.99 / $17.00 HB 9781903436585 £65.00 / $100.00

1996 432 Pages PB 9781903436455 £8.99 / $17.00 HB 9781904271130 £65.00 / $100.00

2006 640 Pages PB 9781904271338 £8.99 / $17.00 HB 9781904271321 £65.00 / $100.00

Edited by Virginia Mason Vaughan and Alden T. Vaughan 2011 416 Pages / 20 bw illus PB 9781408133477 £8.99 / $13.95 HB 9781408133484 £65.00 / $100.00

For a full list of books in the series, see order form on page 5

Arden Early Modern Drama General Editors: Suzanne Gossett, Loyola University Chicago, USA; John Jowett, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK and Gordon McMullan, King’s College London, UK This series accompanies and complements the Arden Shakespeare Third Series, offering editions of nonShakespearean Renaissance and Restoration drama from the period 1500-1700. Modelled on the Third Series in appearance and style, Arden Early Modern Drama editions offer high-quality textual scholarship, together with an accessible, student-friendly introduction.

Richard Brome Edited by Tiffany Stern

John Ford Edited by Sonia Massai

Thomas Kyd Edited by Clara Calvo and Jesús Tronch

UK January 2014 / US March 2014 328 Pages PB 9781904271772 £12.99 / $18.00 HB 9781408130018 £65.00 / $120.00

2011 288 Pages PB 9781904271505 £9.99 / $16.00 HB 9781408129968 £65.00 / $100.00

UK January 2013 / US March 2013 392 Pages / 15 bw illus PB 9781904271604 £9.99 / $16.00 HB 9781408129982 £65.00 / $100.00

John Fletcher Edited by Clare McManus

Elizabeth Cary Edited by Ramona Wray

Philip Massinger Edited by Michael Neill

2012 360 Pages / 10 bw illus PB 9781904271536 £15.99 / $19.95 HB 9781408130063 £65.00 / $100.00

2012 256 Pages / 10 bw illus PB 9781904271598 £12.99 / $19.95 HB 9781408129999 £65.00 / $100.00

2010 272 Pages / 16 illus PB 9781904271611 £10.99 / $17.95 HB 9781408125182 £65.00 / $100.00

Anon John Webster Edited by Douglas Bruster Edited by Leah S. Marcus and Eric Rasmussen 2009

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Edited by Suzanne Gossett

2009 292 Pages / 20 images PB 9781904271628 £10.99 / $17.95 HB 9781408119464 £65.00 / $95.00

2009 340 Pages / 20 images PB 9781904271734 £11.99 / $18.95 HB 9781408119471 £65.00 / $95.00

448 Pages / 20 illus PB 9781904271512 £10.99 / $17.95 HB 9781408119488 £65.00 / $95.00


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Arden Early Modern Drama Guides

The State of Play

Series Editors: Andrew Hiscock, Bangor University, UK and Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Series Editors: Ann Thompson, King’s College London, UK and Lena Orlin, Georgetown University, USA

These guides offer practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performative contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Each guide introduces the text’s critical and performance history but also provides students with an invaluable insight into the landscape of current scholarly research through a keynote essay on the state of the art, and newly commissioned essays of fresh research from different critical perspectives.

Edited by Virginia Mason Vaughan and Alden T. Vaughan

Edited by Alison Findlay and Liz Oakley-Brown

UK September 2014 / US November 2014 256 Pages PB 9781472518408 £18.99 / $32.95 HB 9781472518439 £60.00 / $104.00

UK November 2013 / US January 2014 304 Pages PB 9781472503299 £17.99 / $29.95 HB 9781441128782 £55.00 / $100.00

Each volume in the series is an expedition to discover the ‘state of play’ with respect to Shakespeare’s major plays. Featuring ten or more newly commissioned essays written by worldclass Shakespeareans, each volume presents a detailed engagement with a single play, focusing on current issues in teaching, performance and research.

Edited by Annaliese Connolly UK October 2013 / US December 2013 272 Pages PB 9781472504968 £17.99 / $29.95 HB 9781441168252 £60.00 / $110.00

Edited by Ann Thompson UK February 2014 / US April 2014 256 Pages PB 9781408159828 £16.99 / $24.95 HB 9781472503206 £50.00 / $75.00

Edited by John Drakakis and Dale Townshend UK July 2013 / US September 2013 352 Pages PB 9780567432278 £17.99 / $29.95 HB 9780567640796 £55.00 / $100.00

Edited by Robert A. Logan UK March 2013 / US May 2013 288 Pages PB 9781441110794 £17.99 / $29.95 HB 9781441169396 £55.00 / $100.00

Edited by Erin Julian and Helen Ostovich UK March 2013 / US May 2013 272 Pages PB 9781780938295 £17.99 / $29.95 HB 9781441154156 £60.00 / $100.00

Edited by Lena Cowen Orlin

Arden Shakespeare Dictionaries Series Editor: Sandra Clark, Institute of English Studies, University of London, UK The Arden Shakespeare Dictionaries provide authoritative guides to major subject areas covered by the poetry and plays. The dictionaries provide readers with a comprehensive guide to the topic under discussion, especially its contemporary meanings, and to its occurrence and significance in Shakespeare’s works. Comprehensive bibliographies accompany many of the items. Entries range from a few lines in length to mini-essays, providing the opportunity to explore an important literary or historical concept or idea in depth.

Music in Shakespeare A Dictionary

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Christopher R. Wilson Music in Shakespeare identifies all musical terms found in the Shakespeare canon. An A-Z of over 300 entries includes a definition of each musical term in its historical and theoretical context, and explores the extent of Shakespeare’s use of musical imagery across the full range of his dramatic and poetic work. This is a comprehensive reference guide for scholars and students in Shakespeare’s works to the history of performance and directors and actors concerned with recovering the staging conditions of the early modern theatre. CHRISTOPHER R. WILSON is Professor of Music in the School of Drama, Music, and Screen at the University of Hull, UK. UK February 2014 / US April 2014 528 Pages / 10 illus PB 9781472520319 £25.99 / $44.95 Previously published in HB 9780826478467


Shakespeare’s Medical Language

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A Dictionary Sujata Iyengar Physicians, readers and scholars have long been fascinated by Shakespeare’s medical language and the presence or mentioning of healers, wise women, surgeons and doctors in his work. This dictionary includes ailments, general medical concepts and cures and therapies in Shakespeare, but also body parts, bodily functions, and entries on ‘the pathological body’ taking into account recent critical work on the early modern body. It will provide a comprehensive guide for those needing to understand specific references in the plays. SUJATA IYENGAR is Professor of English at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA. UK February 2014 / US April 2014 432 Pages PB 9781472520401 £25.99 / $44.95 Previously published in HB 9780826491336

UK April 2014 / US June 2014 240 Pages PB 9781408184561 £16.99 / $26.95 HB 9781408184776 £50.00 / $80.00

Women in Shakespeare A Dictionary

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Alison Findlay “This encyclopaedic and critically sophisticated survey of women and womanhood in Shakespeare offers a uniquely invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.” Stanley Wells, Chairman, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK This is a comprehensive reference guide examining the language employed by Shakespeare to represent women in the full range of his poetry and plays. Including over 350 entries, Alison Findlay shows the role of women within Shakespearean drama, their representations on the Shakespearean stage, and their place in Shakespeare’s personal and professional lives. ALISON FINDLAY is Professor of Renaissance Drama and Director of the Shakespeare Programme in the Department of English and Creative Writing, Lancaster University, UK. UK February 2014 / US April 2014 568 Pages PB 9781472520470 £25.99 / $44.95 Previously published in HB 9780826458896

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Shakespeare Now! Series Editors: Ewan Fernie, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK and Simon Palfrey, University of Oxford, UK Shakespeare Now! is a series of short books that engage imaginatively and often provocatively with the possibilities of Shakespeare’s plays. It goes back to the source the most living language imaginable - and recaptures the excitement, audacity and surprise of Shakespeare. It will return you to the plays with opened eyes.

Shakespeare’s Universality


Kiernan Ryan Through arresting new readings of key comedies, histories, and tragedies, this book sets out to reclaim the idea of Shakespeare’s timeless universality from reactionary and radical critics alike and reveal its revolutionary potential in the modern world. Its argument is driven throughout by the belief that at this moment in history the need to reclaim and activate the revolutionary potential of Shakespeare’s drama is more urgent than ever. KIERNAN RYAN is Professor of English Literature and Language at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. UK July 2014 / US September 2014 112 Pages PB 9781408183496 £10.99 / $17.95

Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe Learning versus the System Liam E. Semler This book explores how to achieve innovative approaches to teaching and learning Shakespeare and Marlowe within formal learning systems such as school and university. Suitable for any teacher or academic yearning for fresh and authentic approaches to their discipline.

Nine Lives of William Shakespeare

Hamlet’s Dreams

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The Robben Island Shakespeare David Schalkwyk Hamlet’s Dreams brings together the Robben Island Prison of Nelson Mandela and the prison that is Denmark for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. David Schalkwyk uses the circulation of the so-called ‘Robben Island Shakespeare’, a copy of the Alexander edition of the Complete Works that was secretly circulated, annotated and signed by a group of Robben Island political prisoners in the 1970s, including Mandela, to examine the representation and experience of imprisonment in South African prison memoirs and Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Graham Holderness “Holderness brilliantly shows how biography is built of a writer’s desire to create a coherent life picture, one that explains a particular view of Shakespeare ... The book is immensely thoughtful and written so clearly that it will engage all readers.” Choice

LIAM E. SEMLER is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Who was Shakespeare and how did he live? Combining fact, tradition and imagination, Shakespeare’s many lives are told in nine possible ways.

UK December 2013 / US February 2014 168 Pages PB 9781408185025 £12.99 / $22.95

GRAHAM HOLDERNESS is Professor of English at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. UK September 2013 / US November 2013 240 Pages PB 9781472517302 £12.99 / $19.95 Previously published in HB 9781441151858

DAVID SCHALKWYK is Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. and Professor of English at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. UK January 2013 / US March 2013 208 Pages PB 9781441129284 £14.99 / $24.95

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C r i t i ca l S t u d i es Women Making Shakespeare

Shakespeare and YouTube

A Year of Shakespeare

Text, Reception and Performance

New Media Uses of the Bard

Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival

Edited by Gordon McMullan, Lena Cowen Orlin and Virginia Mason Vaughan This book draws on a variety of resources, including interviews with directors, actors, and other performance practitioners, to explore the place (or absence) of women in the Shakespearean text and in the history of Shakespearean reception from the 17th century to the present. GORDON McMULLAN is Professor of English, King’s College London, UK. LENA COWEN ORLIN is Professor of English, Georgetown University, USA. VIRGINIA MASON VAUGHAN is Professor of English at Clark University, Worcester, USA. UK November 2013 / US January 2014 384 Pages PB 9781408185230 £17.99 / $27.95 HB 9781408185339 £55.00 / $90.00

Paul Yachnin This book argues that the language Shakespeare created was made not by coining new words but rather by orchestrating existing social, literary, and theatrical vocabularies. Each chapter in the volume begins with a key word or phrase from Shakespeare and builds toward a broader consideration of the social, poetic, and theatrical dimensions of his language. The chapters capture well the richness of Shakespeare’s world of words by including discussions of biblical language, Latinity, philosophy of language and subjectivity, languages of commerce, criminality, history, and education, the gestural vocabulary of performance, as well as accounts of verbal modality and Shakespeare’s metrics. PAUL YACHNIN is Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University, Canada. UK August 2014 / US October 2014 256 Pages HB 9781472515292 £60.00 / $110.00

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Drawing in part upon recent scholarship that identifies Shakespeare as a co-author of Arden of Faversham, Benson demonstrates the extensive - even uncanny - ties between Othello and the domestic tragedies, arguing that just as Hamlet employs and adapts the conventions of revenge tragedy, so Othello can only be fully understood in terms of its exploitation of the tropes and conventions of domestic tragedy.

UK May 2013 / US May 2013 192 Pages PB 9781472508874 £18.99 / $32.95 Previously published in HB 9781441194701


STEPHEN O’NEILL is a Lecturer in the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. UK April 2014 / US June 2014 272 Pages HB 9781441120922 £60.00 / $110.00

Siobhan Keenan This book explores the intimate and dynamic relationship between acting companies and playwrights in this seminal era in English theatre history. Keenan’s analysis includes chapters on the traditions and workings of contemporary acting companies, playwriting practices, stages and staging, audiences and patrons, each illustrated with detailed case studies of individual acting companies and their plays, including troupes such as Lady Elizabeth’s players, ‘Beeston’s Boys’ and the King’s Men and works by Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Brome and Heywood. SIOBHAN KEENAN is a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. UK May 2014 / US July 2014 256 Pages PB 9781408146637 £18.99 / $32.95 HB 9781408146675 £60.00 / $104.00

Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effects of Performance Edited by Farah Karim-Cooper and Tiffany Stern

Sean Benson

SEAN BENSON is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA.

The video-sharing platform YouTube signals exciting opportunities and challenges for Shakespeare studies. This book identifies the genres of YouTube Shakespeare, interpreting them through theories of remediation and media convergence and as indices of Shakespeare’s shifting cultural meanings. Shakespeare and YouTube will be of interest to students and scholars of Shakespearean drama, poetry and adaptations, as well as to new media studies.

Acting Companies and their Plays in Shakespeare’s London

Shakespeare’s World of Words

Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Stephen O’Neill

How did Elizabethan and Jacobean acting companies create their visual and aural effects? What materials were available to them and how did they influence staging and writing? What impact did the sensations of theatre have on early modern audiences? How did the construction of the playhouses contribute to technological innovations in the theatre? What effect might these innovations have had on the writing of plays? This is a landmark collection of essays by leading international scholars addressing these and other questions to create a unique and comprehensive overview of the practicalities and realities of the theatre in the early modern period. FARAH KARIM-COOPER is Head of Research at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, UK. TIFFANY STERN is Beaverbrook and Bouverie Fellow and Tutor in English, University College, Oxford, UK. UK February 2013 / US April 2013 304 Pages / 12 bw illus HB 9781408146927 £55.00 / $85.00

Edited by Paul Edmondson, Paul Prescott and Erin Sullivan This is a uniquely comprehensive, expert and exciting overview of the largest Shakespeare festival the world has ever known: The World Shakespeare Festival, 2012. This is the only book fully to document all 74 productions, through well-informed, lively and accessible reviews and other short pieces of related interest. PAUL EDMONDSON is Head of Research and Knowledge for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. PAUL PRESCOTT is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK, a specialist in Shakespeare theatre reviewing, and a teaching associate for The Royal Shakespeare Company. ERIN SULLIVAN is a Lecturer, Fellow, and the Distance Learning Co-ordinator at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK. UK April 2013 / US June 2013 320 Pages / 20 illus PB 9781408188149 £14.99 / $24.95 HB 9781408188132 £45.00 / $80.00

Shakespeare Up Close Reading Early Modern Texts Edited by Russ McDonald, Nicholas D. Nace and Travis D. Williams This landmark collection of newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars, offers expert close readings of Shakespeare and other early modern authors. The book is an intervention into current critical methodology as well as an invaluable tool for all students of the literature of the period, exemplifying the possibilities of close reading in the hands of a range of gifted practitioners. Chapters cover a range of key texts from Shakespeare and other major writers of the period such as Milton, Donne, Jonson and Sidney. This is a unique collection as no other book offers such a rich variety of self-contained, short-form close readings. As such it can be used in the undergraduate classroom as well as by scholars and postgraduates and will also appeal to literary readers with an enthusiasm for Shakespeare. RUSS MCDONALD is Professor of English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. NICHOLAS D. NACE is Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, Binghamton, USA. TRAVIS D. WILLIAMS is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Rhode Island, USA. UK November 2012 / US January 2013 416 Pages PB 9781408158784 £18.99 / $29.95

B ooks fo r S t u dents

Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing Series Editor: Dympna Callaghan, William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University, USA This series offers a new type of study aid, which combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the critical writing skills you need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare’s texts. Each edition includes an introduction, considering when and how the play was written; a detailed examination and analysis of the individual text; discussion of performance history and critical reception of the work and a ‘Writing Matters’ section in every chapter that clearly links the analysis of Shakespeare’s language to student’s own writing strategies in coursework and examinations.

Romeo and Juliet


Twelfth Night


The Tempest

Catherine Belsey

Laurie Maguire

Fran Dolan

Emma Smith

Brinda Charry

UK February 2014 / US April 2014 192 Pages PB 9781408171752 £9.99 / $14.95 HB 9781472518354 £30.00 / $45.00

UK April 2014 / US June 2014 192 Pages PB 9781408156599 £9.99 / $14.95 HB 9781472518293 £30.00 / $45.00

UK April 2014 / US June 2014 192 Pages PB 9781408171745 £9.99 / $14.95 HB 9781472518347 £30.00 / $45.00

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UK May 2013 / US July 2013 208 Pages PB 9781408152898 £9.99 / $15.95 HB 9781472518279 £30.00 / $45.00

Screen Adaptations Series editor: Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK Providing students with much supportive material for courses and essays, each title focuses on regularly-studied plays, examining their literary context, dominant themes and readings, their interpretation in film and critical responses.

Hamlet Samuel Crowl


UK January 2014 / US March 2014 176 Pages PB 9781408129555 £14.99 / $25.95 HB 9781472538918 £45.00 / $78.00

Romeo and Juliet

King Lear

The Tempest

Courtney Lehmann

Yvonne Griggs

Lisa Hopkins

UK January 2011 / US March 2011 304 Pages PB 9780713679120 £12.99 / $19.95

UK October 2009 / US October 2009 224 Pages PB 9781408105924 £12.99 / $19.95

UK May 2008 / US May 2008 208 Pages PB 9780713679106 £12.99 / $19.95

Essential Shakespeare


The Arden Guide to Text and Interpretation Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens This introductory critical study bridges the gap between school and university study for first year undergraduates. The book offers an overview of key critical perspectives, early modern contexts, and methods of close reading, as well as screen and stage performances spanning several decades. Organised around the discussion of 14 major plays, it introduces readers to the diverse theoretical approaches typical of today’s English studies. This is a go-to resource that can be consulted thematically or by individual play or genre. PAMELA BICKLEY and JENNY STEVENS have taught Shakespeare at pre-university and degree level for many years. They lead the English Association’s ongoing involvement with transition issues and lecture and publish on a range of literary topics. UK September 2013 / US November 2013 360 Pages PB 9781408158739 £14.99 / $24.95 HB 9781472520272 £45.00 / $80.00

Creative Shakespeare The Globe Education Guide to Practical Shakespeare Fiona Banks This book seeks, quite simply, to share the many experiences of the Shakespeare’s Globe Education team and their active approach to teaching students of all ages. The book mixes some theory with lots of examples and practical ideas teachers can take and use for their own lessons. FIONA BANKS is Head of Learning at Globe Education, responsible for the wide variety of training offered to students and teachers from Early Years up to A Level. UK November 2013 / US January 2014 256 Pages / 15 bw photos PB 9781408156841 £18.99 / $29.95

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Springboard Shakespeare

"Springboard Shakespeare is excellent – a copy should come with every theatre programme!" - Judi Dench

Ben Crystal

These guides are intended as a starting point for getting to know Shakespeare’s plays and asking the questions left wide open by Shakespeare’s scripts – there for directors, actors and audiences alike to form their own answers to. Through different exploratory techniques, including his ‘interval whispers’ Crystal nudges you to form your own ideas about these plays. Ideal for A-level students and undergraduates or for anyone looking for a pathway into the plays – this is a springboard into Shakespeare.

UK June 2013 / US August 2013 128 Pages PB 9781408164631 £6.99 / $10.95

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Great Shakespeareans Series Editors: Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame, USA and Adrian Poole, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK

COMPLETE 18 VOLUME SET We are proud to announce the completion of this major 18-volume international reference project. The volumes cover the contributions made by the most important Shakespearean critics, editors, actors and directors as well as novelists, poets, composers and thinkers from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Each volume includes: • An assessment of the dual impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding of Shakespeare • An overview of the figure’s intellectual or professional biography • An account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures within the same field • World class contributors and editors

All volumes are available for purchase in sub-sets or individually. Individual hardback volumes are priced £75/$140. Please see our website for more details and full listings.

UK October 2013 / US December 2013 / 4,032 Pages – 18 volume HB set HB 9780826490407 £1250.00 / $1895.00

Set IV


Volume XIV: Hugo, Pasternak, Brecht, Césaire [9781441139467], edited by Ruth Morse (Paris Diderot University, France)

Volume XV: Poel, Granville Barker, Guthrie, Wanamaker [9781441133724], edited by Cary M. Mazer (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Volume XVI: Gielgud, Olivier, Ashcroft, Dench [9781441185259], edited by Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham, UK)

Volume XVII: Welles, Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Zeffirelli [9781441150721], Mark Thornton Burnett (Queen’s University Belfast, UK), Courtney Lehmann (University of the Pacific, USA), Marguerite Rippy (Marymount University, USA) and Ramona Wray (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)

Volume XVIII: Brook, Hall, Ninagawa, Lepage [9781441134653], edited by Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame, USA)


UK October 2013 / US December 2013 1120 Pages HB 5 volume set 9781441109149 £375.00 / $700.00

Sub-sets and individual volumes

Shakespeare’s Demonology A Dictionary Marion Gibson and Jo Ann Esra This volume in the long-running and acclaimed Arden Shakespeare Dictionaries series is a detailed, critical reference work examining all aspects of magic, good and evil, across Shakespeare’s works. Topics covered include the representation of fairies, witches, ghosts, devils and spirits. MARION GIBSON is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter, UK. JO ANN ESRA is a Doctoral student at the University of Exeter, UK. UK February 2014 / US April 2014 240 Pages HB 9780826498342 £100.00 / $172.00 Series: Arden Shakespeare Dictionaries

Shakespeare’s Plants and Gardens A Dictionary Vivian Thomas and Nicki Faircloth This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare’s references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings. Each alphabetical entry offers a definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare’s works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles. VIVIAN THOMAS is a freelance lecturer for the University of Warwick, UK and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. NICKI FAIRCLOTH is a freelance lecturer and writer based in London, UK. UK February 2014 / US April 2014 432 Pages HB 9781441143709 £100.00 / $172.00 Series: Arden Shakespeare Dictionaries

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