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Shakespeare, 2019/20, Semester 2
Professor Paul Hammond
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The huge volume of material published every year on Shakespeare means that this bibliography is highly selective. There are many other books and articles which could be of use to you, and you should explore the holdings in the University Library. Of the various journals devoted specifically to Shakespeare, Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Survey, and Shakespeare are the best, and are all available online though the Library. Be especially careful, however, with material turned up by Internet searches. The Library also subscribes to The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online, an annotated bibliography of Shakespeare scholarship.

It is vital, however, that you do not feel 'drowned' by the sheer mass of material available. It is essential that your study proceeds from your own careful reading of the texts, with critics acting as a stimulus to your ideas.

It is important that you study the plays in good modem critical editions, which provide up-to-date introductions and substantial annotation. We have recommended the editions that, on balance, we think provide the best help, but there is nothing to stop you consulting more than one edition, and exploring the differences between them. You will be at a serious disadvantage if you use editions that do not reflect current developments in textual theory and scholarship.

If you want a complete one-volume Shakespeare, the most recent editions are The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition (2016; £35 paperback) and The Norton Shakespeare 3e (2015; £36 paperback). While they have all the texts, one-volume collected works such as these do not have the space to give detailed treatment to individual plays as do the single-text editions in the Oxford Shakespeare, New Cambridge Shakespeare, or Arden Shakespeare series.

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The following editions are particularly recommended:

Othello, ed. Neill (Oxford), ed. Honigmann & Thompson (Arden3), or ed. Slights (Internet Shakespeare)

Richard III, ed. Jowett (Oxford) or ed. Siemon (Arden3)

Richard II, ed. Gurr (New Cambridge)

The Merchant of Venice, ed. Halio (Oxford) or ed. Mahood (New Cambridge)

A Midsummer Night's Dream, ed. Holland (Oxford) or ed. Chaudhuri (Arden3)

Hamlet, ed. Edwards (New Cambridge) or ed. Thompson & Taylor (Arden3)

Antony and Cleopatra, ed. Neill (Oxford)

The Winter's Tale, ed. Orgel (Oxford) or ed. Pitcher (Arden3)

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Shakespeare's Life and Times

A good general introduction to all aspects of Shakespeare's career is David Kastan's A companion to Shakespeare (1999), which contains essays covering the social and economic history of his times, as well as education, literacy, censorship, stagecraft, etc. There is also a four-volume A companion to Shakespeare's works, ed. Richard Dutton and Jean E. Howard (2003), with one volume on each of: comedies; histories; tragedies; poems, problem comedies and late plays. A splendid overview of the whole canon is Marjorie Garber’s Shakespeare after all (2004). Also useful is The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare studies, 3rd edition, eds. Stanley Wells (1986), The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare, eds. Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells (2001), and The Oxford handbook of the age of Shakespeare, ed. R. Malcolm Smuts (2016).

For Shakespeare's own life, see Samuel Schoenbaum, William Shakespeare : a compact documentary life (1977) or Peter Thomson, Shakespeare's professional career (1992). Interesting biographical perspectives are developed by Stephen Greenblatt in Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare (2004), and by Katherine Duncan-Jones in Ungentle Shakespeare : scenes from his life (2001). A fine exploration of one crucial year is James Shapiro's 1599 : a year in the life of William Shakespeare (2005). Shapiro's Contested Will: who wrote Shakespeare? (2010) offers illuminating and sensible perspectives on the history and the stakes of the controversy over authorship.

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Shakespeare's Texts

Gabriel Egan, The struggle for Shakespeare's text (2010).

Lukas Erne, Shakespeare as literary dramatist (2003).

Lukas Erne and M. J. Kidnie, eds, Textual performances : the modern reproduction of Shakespeare's drama (2004).

Margreta de Grazia, Shakespeare verbatim : the reproduction of authenticity and the 1790 apparatus (1991).

John Jowett, Shakespeare and text (2007)

David Scott Kastan, Shakespeare and the book (2001).

Richard Meek, Jane Rickard, and Richard Wilson (eds) Shakespeare's book : essays in reading, writing and reception (2008).

Emma Smith (ed), The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare's First Folio (2016).

Gary Taylor and Gabriel Egan (eds), The new Oxford Shakespeare: authorship companion (2017).

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Shakespeare's Language

Sylvia Adamson et al., Reading Shakespeare's dramatic language : a guide (2001).

A. D. Cousins and Daniel Derrin (eds), Shakespeare and the soliloquy in early modern English drama ISBN: 9781107172548 (hardback) (2018). 

David Crystal, Think on my words : exploring Shakespeare's language (2008).

David and Ben Crystal, Shakespeare's words : a glossary and language companion (2002).

Jonathan Hope, Shakespeare's grammar (2003).

S. S. Hussey, The Literary Language of Shakespeare (1982).

Frank Kermode, Shakespeare's language (2000).

Russ McDonald, Shakespeare and the arts of language (2001).

Quentin Skinner, Forensic Shakespeare (2014).

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Sources and Influences

Jonathan Bate, Shakespeare and Ovid (1993).

Geoffrey Bullough, ed., Narrative and dramatic sources of Shakespeare, 8 vols (1957-75).

Helen Cooper, Shakespeare and the medieval world (2010).

Charles and Michelle Martindale, Shakespeare and the uses of antiquity : an introductory essay (1990).

Robert S. Miola, Shakespeare's reading (2000).

Emrys Jones, The origins of Shakespeare (1976).

Leo Salingar, Shakespeare and the traditions of comedy (1974).

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Stages, Stagecraft and Stage history

Useful stage histories for some of the plays can be found in the Cambridge Shakespeare in Perfomance editions of Othello and Merchant of Venice. More detailed focus on Royal Shakespeare Productions is offered by volumes in the Shakespeare at Stratford series, published by Arden Shakespeare, on Richard III and The Winter’s Tale.

Jonathan Bate and Russell Jackson, eds, Shakespeare : an illustrated stage history (1996), reissued as The Oxford illustrated history of Shakespeare on stage (2001).

David Bevington, Action is eloquence : Shakespeare's language of gesture (1984).

James C. Bulman, Shakespeare, theory, and performance (1996).

James C. Bulman (ed), Oxford handbook of Shakespeare and performance (2017).

Christie Carson and Farah Karim-Cooper, eds, Shakespeare's Globe : a theatrical experiment (2008).

Janet Clare, Shakespeare's stage traffic : imitation, borrowing and competition in Renaissance theatre (2014).

A. D. Cousins and Daniel Derrin (eds), Shakespeare and the soliloquy in early modern English drama ISBN: 9781107172548 (hardback) (2018). 

Michael Dobson, The making of the national poet : Shakespeare, adaptation and authorship, 1660-1769 (1992).

Sarah Dustagheer and Gillian Woods (eds), Stage directions and Shakespeare's theatre (2018).

Richard Foulkes, Shakespeare and the Victorian stage (1986).

Penny Gay, As she likes it : Shakespeare's unruly women (1994).

Andrew Gurr, The Shakespearean Stage (3rd edn., 1992).

Andrew Gurr and Farah Karim-Cooper, eds, Moving Shakespeare indoors : performance and repertoire in the Jacobean playhouse (2014).

Michael Hattaway, Elizabethan popular theatre : plays in performance (1982).

Barbara Hodgdon and W. B. Worthen, A companion to Shakespeare and performance (2005).

Dennis Kennedy, Looking at Shakespeare (1991, 2nd ed. 2001).

Margaret Jane Kidnie, Shakespeare and the problem of adaptation (2008).

David Lindley, Shakespeare and music (2005).

P. Brockbank, R. Jackson and R. Smallwood, eds, Players of Shakespeare , (1985-2006).

Tiffany Stern, Making Shakespeare : from stage to page(2004)

Peter Thomson, Shakespeare's Theatre (1983).

Martin White, Renaissance drama in action : an introduction to aspects of theatre practice and performance (1998).

W. B. Worthen, Shakespeare and the authority of performance (1997).

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Shakespeare and Theory/ Shakespeare and the Modern World

Catherine Belsey, Shakespeare in theory and practice (2010).

Graham Bradshaw, Misrepresentations : Shakespeare and the materialists (1993).

John Drakakis, ed., Alternative Shakespeares (1985).

Stephen Greenblatt, Shakespearean negotiations : the circulation of social energy in Renaissance England (1988).

Jonathan Gill Harris, Shakespeare and literary theory (2010).

David Goldstein, Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare's England (2013).

Terence Hawkes, Meaning by Shakespeare (1992).

Terence Hawkes, Shakespeare in the present (2002).

Lisa Jardine, Reading Shakespeare historically (1996).

David Kastan, Shakespeare after theory (1999).

Ronald Knowles, ed., Shakespeare and carnival : after Bakhtin (1998).

Ania Loomba, Shakespeare, race, and colonialism (2002).

Katharine Eisaman Maus, Inwardness and theater in the English Renaissance (1995).

Russ MacDonald, Shakespeare : an anthology of criticism and theory, 1945-2000 (2003).

Simon Palfrey and Emma Smith, Shakespeare's dead : stages of death in Shakespeare's playworlds (2016).

Edward Pechter, What was Shakespeare? : Renaissance plays and changing critical practice (1995).

Michael Taylor, Shakespeare criticism in the twentieth century (2001).

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Sexuality and gender

Janet Adelman, Suffocating mothers : fantasies of maternal origin in Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" to "The Tempest" (1992).

Catherine Belsey, Shakespeare and the loss of Eden : the construction of family values in early modern culture (1999).

Dympna Callaghan, Shakespeare without women : representing gender and race on the Renaissance stage (2000).

Kate Chedgzoy, ed., Shakespeare, feminism and gender (2001).

Paul Hammond, Love between men in English literature (1996).

Paul Hammond, Figuring sex between men from Shakespeare to Rochester (2002).

M. Hendricks and P. Parker, Women, "race," and writing in the early modern period (1994).

Lisa Jardine, Still Harping on Daughters: Women and Drama in the Age of Shakespeare (1983).

Coppelia Kahn, Man's estate : masculine identity in Shakespeare (1981).

Madhavi Menon, ed., Shakesqueer : a queer companion to the complete works of Shakespeare (2011).

Karen Newman, Fashioning femininity and English Renaissance drama (1991).

Stephen Orgel, Impersonations : the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England (1996).

Alan Sinfield, Shakespeare, authority, sexuality : unfinished business in cultural materialism (2006).

Bruce Smith, Homosexual desire in Shakespeare's England : a cultural poetics (1991).

Bruce Smith, Shakespeare and masculinity (2000).

Valerie Traub, ‘Gender and Sexuality in Shakespeare’, in Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells, eds, The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare (2001).

Valerie Traub, ed., The Oxford handbook of Shakespeare and embodiment: gender, sexuality, and race (2016).

Robin Headlam Wells, Shakespeare on masculinity (2000).

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Shakespeare, Politics and Religion

David Armitage, Conal Condren and Andrew Fitzmaurice, eds, Shakespeare and early modern political thought (2009).

Janet Clare, 'Art made tongue-tied by authority' : Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatic censorship (1990).

Jonathan Dollimore and Alan Sinfield, Political Shakespeare : essays in cultural materialism (2nd ed. 1993).

Andrew Hadfield, Shakespeare and Renaissance politics (2004).

Andrew Hadfield, Shakespeare and republicanism (2005).

Alexander Leggatt, Shakespeare's political drama : the history plays and the Roman plays (1988).

David Lowenstein and Michael Witmore, Shakespeare and early modern religion (2015).

David Scott Kastan, A will to believe : Shakespeare and religion (2014).

R. Malcolm Smuts (ed) The Oxford handbook of the age of Shakespeare (2016).

Christopher Warley, Reading class through Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton (2014).

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Comedy and Romance

Ann Jennalie Cook, Making a match : courtship in Shakespeare and his society (1991).

Lawrence Danson, Shakespeare's dramatic genres (2000).

Dutton, Richard and Jean E. Howard. eds, A companion to Shakespeare's works Vol. 4: The Poems, Problem Comedies, Late Plays (2003).

Alexander Leggatt, Shakespeare's comedy of love (1990).

Raphael Lyne, Shakespeare's late work (2007).

Robert Maslan, Shakespeare and comedy (2005).

Carol Thomas Neely, Broken nuptials in Shakespeare's plays (1993).

Kieman Ryan, ed., Shakespeare, the last plays (Longman Critical Readers) (1999).

Alison Thorne, ed., Shakespeare's romances (Palgrave New Casebook) (2002).

Gary Waller, ed., Shakespeare's comedies, Longman Critical Readers (1991).

R.S. White, Let wonder seem familiar : endings in Shakespeare's romance vision (1985).

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John Bayley, Shakespeare and tragedy (1981).

Catherine Belsey, The Subject of tragedy (1985).

Philippa Berry, Shakespeare's feminine endings : disfiguring death in the tragedies (1999).

Dympna Callaghan, Woman and gender in Renaissance tragedy : a study of King Lear, Othello, the Duchess of Malfi and the White Devil (1989).

Lawrence Danson, Shakespeare's dramatic genres (2000).

Jonathan Dollimore, Radical tragedy (1984).

John Drakakis, ed., Shakespearean tragedy, Longman Critical Readers (1992).

Nancy Conn Liebler, Shakespeare's festive tragedy : the ritual foundations of genre (1995).

Alexander Leggatt, Shakespeare's tragedies : violation and identity (2005).

T.A. McAlindon, Shakespeare's tragic cosmos (1991).

Michael Neill, Issues of death : mortality and identity in English Renaissance tragedy (1997).

Michael Neill and David Schalkwyk (eds), The Oxford handbook of Shakespearean tragedy ISBN: 9780198724193 (hardback) (2016).

Susan Snyder, The comic matrix of Shakespeare's tragedies : 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Hamlet', 'Othello', and 'King Lear' (1979).

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Dermot Cavanagh, Stuart Hampton-Reeves and Stephen Longstaffe, eds, Shakespeare's histories and counter-histories (2006).

Warren L.Chernaik, The Cambridge introduction to Shakespeare's history plays (2007).

Lawrence Danson, Shakespeare's dramatic genres (2000).

Michael Hattaway, ed., The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare’s history plays (2002).

Graham Holderness, Shakespeare recycled : the making of historical drama (1992).

Graham Holderness, ed., Shakespeare's history plays : Richard II to Henry V (New Casebooks) (1992).

Jean E. Howard and Phyllis Rackin, Engendering a nation : a feminist account of Shakespeare's English histories (1997).

Phyllis Rackin, Stages of history : Shakespeare's English chronicles (1990).

John Wilders, The lost garden : a view of Shakespeare's English and Roman history plays (1978).

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Janet Adelman, Suffocating mothers : fantasies of maternal origin in Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" to "The Tempest" (1992).

Francis Barker, The Tremulous Private Body (1984).

Mark Thornton Burnett and Joan Manning eds., New essays on Hamlet (New York: Amis Press, 1994).

J. R. Calderwood, To be and not to be : negation and metadrama in Hamlet (1983).

Bruce Danner, 'Speaking Daggers', Shakespeare Quarterly, 54 (2003), 29-62.

Howard Felperin, Shakespearean representation : mimesis and modernity in Elizabethan tragedy (1977).

Margreta de Grazia, Hamlet without Hamlet (2007).

Stephen Greenblatt, Hamlet in purgatory (2001).

David Scott Kastan, ‘“His semblance is his mirror”: Hamlet and the Imitation of Revenge’ , Shakespeare Studies, 19 (1987), 111-124.

John Kerrigan, Revenge tragedy : Aeschylus to Armageddon (1996).

William J Kerrigan, Hamlet's perfection (1996).

John Lee, Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' and the controversies of self (2000).

Alexander Leggatt, Shakespeare's tragedies : violation and identity (2005).

Anthony Low, 'Hamlet and the Ghost of Purgatory', English Literary Renaissan ce, 29 (1999), 443-467.

Peter Mercer, Hamlet and the acting of revenge (1987).

Michael Neill, Issues of death : mortality and identity in English Renaissance tragedy (1997).

Robert Weimann, ‘Mimesis in Hamlet ’, in Shakespeare and the question of theory, eds. Patricia Parker and Geoffrey Hartman (1985), 275–91.

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The Merchant of Venice

Aaron Kitch, ‘Shylock's Sacred Nation’ Shakespeare quarterly. , 59 (2008), 131-155.

Charles Edelman, 'Which is the Jew that Shakespeare knew', Shakespeare survey. , 52 (1999), 99-106.

Charles Edelman, ed., The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in Production) (2002).

Miriam Gilbert, Shakespeare at Stratford: The Merchant of Venice (2002).

David B. Goldstein, Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare's England , Chapter 2, (2013).

Jay Halio, ‘Shylock: Shakespeare's Bad Jew’, in Evelyn Gajowski, ed., Re-visions of Shakespeare : essays in honor of Robert Ornstein, (2004), 57-65.

P. Milward, Shakespeare's religious background, (1973).

James O'Rourke, ‘Racism and Homophobia in The Merchant of Venice’, ELH, 70 (2003), 375-97.

Orgel, Stephen, ‘Shylock's Tribe’, in Tom Clayton et al., eds, Shakespeare and the Mediterranean : the selected proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Valencia, 2001 (2004), 38-53.

Bill Overton, The Merchant of Venice : text and performance, (1987).

Joseph Pequigney, 'The two Antonios and same-sex love in Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice ’, English Literary Renaissance, 22 (1992) 201-21.

James Shapiro, Shakespeare and the Jews (1996).

E. A Spiller, 'From imagination to miscegenation: race and romance in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice’, Renaissance Drama, 29 (1998) 137-64.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Louis Adrian Montrose, 'Shaping Fantasies: figurations of gender and power in A Midsummer Night's Dream', in Rewriting the Renaissance, eds. M. W. Ferguson, M. Quilligan and N. J. Vickers (1986), pp. 65-87

Margo Hendricks, 'Obscured by dreams: race, empire and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream', Shakespeare quarterly. ISSN: 0037-3222, 47 (1996), 37-60

Richard Wilson, 'The kindly ones: the death of the author in Shakespearean Athens', Essays and studies. ISSN: 0071-1357, (1993), 1-24

Dorothea Kehler, ed., A midsummer night's dream [electronic resource] : critical essays ISBN: 0203726987; 9780203726983 (1998)

Shakespeare survey. ISSN: 0080-9152, 65 (2012) [A Midsummer Night's Dream themed issue]

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Richard III

William Carroll, ‘The form of law: ritual and succession in Richard III’, in Linda Woodbridge and Edward Berry, eds, True rites and maimed rites : ritual and anti-ritual in Shakespeare and his age (1992), 203-19.

Linda Charnes, Notorious identity : materializing the subject in Shakespeare (1993).

Annaliese Connolly, Richard III : a critical reader (2013).

Gillian Day, Shakespeare at Stratford: King Richard III (2002).

Marjorie Garber, ‘Descanting on deformity: Richard III and the shape of history’, in Garber, Shakespeare's ghost writers : literature as uncanny causality (1987).

Michael Neill, ‘Shakespeare’s Halle of mirrors: play politics and psychology in Richard III’, Shakespeare studies., 8 (1976), 99-129

Hugh M. Richmond, King Richard III (Shakespeare in Performance), (1989).

- - -, ed. Critical essays on Shakespeare's Richard III (1999).

Philip Schwyzer, Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III (2015).

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Richard II

Naomi Conn Leibler, ‘The mockery king of snow: Richard II and the sacrifice of ritual’, in Linda Woodbridge and Edward Berry (eds), True rites and maimed rites : ritual and anti-ritual in Shakespeare and his age ISBN: 0252062434 (pbk., acid-free paper); 0252018974 (1992), 220-39.

Katharine Eisaman Maus, Being and having in Shakespeare [electronic resource] (2013).

Bridget Escombe, Talking to the audience : Shakespeare, performance, self (2005).

Hugh Grady, Shakespeare, Machiavelli and Montaigne : Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet (2002).

John Halverson, The lamentable comedy of Richard II ’, English literary renaissance., 24 (1994), 343-69.

Donna B. Hamilton, ‘The state of law in Richard II ’, Shakespeare quarterly., 34 (1983).

Graham Holderness, ‘Shakespeare’s history: Richard II ’, Literature & history., 7 (1981), 2-24.

David Scott Kastan, ‘Proud Majesty Made a Subject: Shakespeare and the Spectacle of Rule’, Shakespeare quarterly., 37 (1986)

Jeremy Lopez, ed. Richard II : new critical essays (2012).

David Norbrook, ‘A liberal tongue: language and rebellion in Richard II’, in Shakespeare's universe : Renaissance ideas and conventions : essays in honour of W.R. Elton, ed. John M. Mucciolo (1996), 37-51.

- - -‘The emperor’s new body? Richard II, Ernst Kantorowicz and the politics of Shakespeare criticism’, Textual practice., 10 (1996), 329-57.

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Joel B. Altman, 'Preposterous conclusions', Representations, 18 (1987), 129-157.

Harry Berger, Jr ‘Acts of Silence, Acts of Speech: How to Do Things with Othello and Desdemona’, Renaissance drama., 33 (2004), 3-35.

Stanley Cavell, Disowning knowledge in six plays of Shakespeare (1987). Chapter 3.

Lena Cowen Orlin, Othello : the state of play (2014).

Jack D'Amico, The Moor in English Renaissance drama (1991).

Michael Dobson, ed., Performing Shakespeare's tragedies today : the actor's perspective (2006). Includes three articles on playing Othello, Iago, and Emilia.

Barbara Everett, ‘Inside Othello’ Shakespeare Survey, 53 (2000), 184-95.

Stephen Greenblatt, Renaissance self-fashioning : from More to Shakespeare (1980), chapter 6.

Julia Hankey, ed., Othello (Shakespeare in Production), (2nd ed. 2005).

Andrew Hadfield, ed., A Routledge literary sourcebook on William Shakespeare's Othello (2002).

Michael Neill, Putting history to the question : power, politics, and society in English Renaissance drama ( 2000), chs. 8,9,10.

Michael Neill, 'Unproper beds: race, adultery and the hideous in Othello Shakespeare Quarterly (1989), 383-412.

Karen Newman, "'And wash the Ethiop white": femininity and the monstrous in Othello ', in Jean Howard, Shakespeare reproduced : the text in history and ideology, and Newman, Fashioning femininity and English Renaissance drama.

Stephen Orgel, ‘ Othello and the end of comedy’, Shakespeare survey., 56 (2003), 105-116.

Martin Orkin, ' Othello and the "Plain Face" of Racism', Shakespeare Quarterly, 38 (1987), 166-88.

Patricia Parker, 'Fantasies of "race" and "gender" : Africa, Othello and bringing to light ', in Parker and Margo Hendricks, ed., Women, "Race," and Writing in the Early Modern Period (1994), 84-100.

Lois Potter, Othello (2002).

Martha Ronk ‘Desdemona's Self-Presentation’, English Literary Renaissance, 35 (2005), 52–72.

Virginia Mason Vaughan, Othello : a contextual history (1994).

Daniel Vitkus, ‘Turning Turk in Othello: the conversion and damnation of the Moor’, Shakespeare quarterly., 48 (1997), 145-76.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Catherine Belsey, ‘Cleopatra’s seduction’ in Hawkes (ed.), Alternative Shakespeares. Vol.2 (1996).

Mary Thomas Crane, 'Roman World, Egyptian Earth: Cognitive Difference and Empire in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra ', Comparative Drama, 43 (2009), 1-17.

Sara Munson Deats, ed., Antony and Cleopatra : new critical essays (2005).

John Drakakis, ed., Antony and Cleopatra : William Shakespeare (New Casebooks) (1994).

Juliet Dusinberre, 'Squeaking Cleopatras: Gender and Performance in Antony and Cleopatra ' in James C. Bulman, ed., Shakespeare, theory, and performance (1996), 46-67.

Maria Del Sapio Garbero, ed., Identity, otherness and empire in Shakespeare's Rome (2009).

L. T. Fitz [i.e. Linda Woodbridge], ‘Egyptian Queens and Male Reviewers: Sexist Attitudes in Antony and Cleopatra Criticism’, Shakespeare quarterly., (1977), 297-316.

Jonathan Gil Harris, ‘ “Narcissus in thy face”: Roman desire and the difference it fakes in Antony and Cleopatra ’, Shakespeare Quarterly, 45 (1994).

Patrick Gray, Shakespeare and the Fall of the Roman Republic ISBN: 9781474427456 hardback; 9781474427470 webready PDF; 9781474427487 ePub (2018).

Coppélia Kahn, Roman Shakespeare : warriors, wounds, and women (1997).

Joyce Green MacDonald, 'Sex, Race and Empire in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra ', Literature & history., 5 (1996), 60-77.

Geoffrey Miles, Shakespeare and the constant Romans (1996).

Michael Neill, Issues of death : mortality and identity in English Renaissance tragedy (1997). Chapter. 9.

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The Winter's Tale

Janet Adelman, Suffocating mothers : fantasies of maternal origin in Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" to "The Tempest" (1992).

Catherine M. S Alexander, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Last Plays (2009).

Anne Barton, 'Leontes and the spider: language and speaker in Shakespeare's last plays', in Essays, mainly Shakespearean (1994).

Lynne Enterline, '"You speak a language that I understand not": the rhetoric of animation in The Winter's Tale’ Shakespeare Quarterly (1997), 17-44.

Howard Felperin, ‘”Tongue-tied our queen? ” The Deconstruction of Presence in The Winter's Tale’, in Patricia Parker and Geoffrey Hartman, eds, Shakespeare and the Question of Theory (1985).

Alastair Fowler, 'Leontes' contrition and the repair of nature'. Essays and studies, 31 (1978), 36-64.

Andrew Gurr, 'The bear, the statue and hysteria in The Winter's Tale Shakespeare Quarterly, 34 (1983), 420-5.

Ruth Nevo, Shakespeare's other language (1987).

Robert Smallwood, ed., Players of Shakespeare 5 (2003) articles by Gilbreath and Sher on playing Hermione and Leontes.

B. J. Sokol, Art and illusion in The Winter's Tale (1994).

Pat Tatspaugh, Shakespeare at Stratford: The Winter's Tale (2003).

Amy L. Tigner, ‘The Winter’s Tale: Gardens and the Marvels of Transformation', English Literary Renaissance, 36 (2006) 114-134.

This list was last updated on 20/12/2019