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Ian McKellen on Macbeth (Shakespeare on Stage)

by Ian McKellen & Julian Curry

In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character,...


Adrian Lester on Henry V (Shakespeare on Stage)

by Adrian Lester & Julian Curry

In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character,...


Derek Jacobi on Malvolio (Shakespeare on Stage)

by Derek Jacobi & Julian Curry

In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character,...


Rebecca Hall on Rosalind (Shakespeare on Stage)

by Rebecca Hall & Julian Curry

In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character,...


Ralph Fiennes on Coriolanus (Shakespeare on Stage)

by Ralph Fiennes & Julian Curry

In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character,...


Judi Dench on Juliet (Shakespeare on Stage)

by Judi Dench & Julian Curry

In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character,...


Brian Cox on Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare on Stage)

by Brian Cox & Julian Curry

In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character,...


Shakespeare on Stage: Thirteen Leading Actors on Thirteen Key Roles

by Julian Curry & Trevor Nunn

Thirteen leading actors take us behind the scenes, each recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles.

  • Brian Cox on Titus Andronicus in Deborah Warner’s visceral RSC production...


Jude Law on Hamlet (Shakespeare on Stage)

by Jude Law & Julian Curry

In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. They discuss their character,...


Living by Fiction

by Annie Dillard

Living by Fiction is written for--and dedicated to--people who love literature. Dealing with writers such as Nabokov, Barth, Coover, Pynchon, Borges, García Márquez, Beckett, and Calvino, Annie Dillard shows...


Imaginary Betrayals: Subjectivity and the Discourses of Treason in Early Modern England

by Karen Cunningham

"The definition of treason was so contested and the process of the prosecution so fluid that the trials Cunningham explores provide important resources for those interested in the early modern period."—Katharine...


Alliterative Revivals

by Christine Chism

Addressing the ways alliterative poems share concerns with history and the often-dangerous confrontation of the present with the past, Christine Chism shifts her focus away from the emphases on meter, dialect,...


Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

by Sara K. Day

By examining the novels of critically and commercially successful authors such as Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight series), and Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak), Reading Like a Girl:...


The Truth Will Out

by William Rubinstein & Brenda James

Motivated by scholarship and driven by curiosity, Shakespeare historian Brenda James applied a sixteenth-century code-breaking technique to the dedication of Shakespeare's Sonnets. What she uncovered led her...


Ohio States: A Twentieth-Century Midwestern

by Jeffrey Hammond

In Ohio States: A Twentieth-Century Midwestern, Jeffrey Hammond asserts the quiet mysteries of an ordinary life. More than simply a glimpse of life in the Midwest in the 1950s, this collection of well-crated,...


Sheba's Daughters: Whitening and Demonizing the Saracen Woman in Medieval French Epic

by Jacqueline de Weever

Exploring how the depiction of otherness or alterity during the Middle Ages became problematic in the aesthetics of the Romance epics written during the centuries of the Crusades, this book offers a vital contribution...


Theories of Play and Postmodern Fiction

by Brian Edwards

Drawing on developments in critical theory and postmodernist fiction, this study makes an important contribution to the appreciation of playforms in language, texts, and cultural practices. Tracing trajectories...


The Cold Counsel: The Women in Old Norse Literature and Myth

by Sarah M. Anderson & Karen Swenson

Cold Counsel is the only collection devoted to the place of women in Old Norse literature and culture. It draws upon the disciplines of history, sociology, feminism, ethnography and psychoanalysis in order to...


Ethnicity and the American Short Story

by Julie Brown

How do different ethnic groups approach the short story form? Do different groups develop culture-related themes? Do oral traditions within a particular culture shape the way in which written stories are told?...


Blake, Politics, and History

by George A. Jr. Rosso Jr. & Christopher Z. Hobson

This anthology of essays charts the work of William Blake - combining traditional and current historicist methods with a plurality of other approaches. While many essays here recuperate a radical Blake opposed...