Palgrave Macmillan Home
Login or Register    Shopping Basket Shopping Basket
Search 
 
 
 
 
Shakespeare
 
   Enlarge Image
 
 
Shakespeare's Problem Plays
All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida
Edited by Simon Barker
 
Series: New Casebooks
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
26 Apr 2005
|
£60.00
|Hardback Print on Demand
  
9780333654279
||
 
 
28 Apr 2005
|
£18.99
|Paperback Print on Demand
  
9780333654286
||


OrderHelpBox
                                                                                                                                              returns, payment and delivery


DescriptionContentsAuthors

This New Casebook offers a wide-ranging selection of contemporary critical readings of Shakespeare's three 'problem plays': All's Well that Ends Well, Measure for Measure and Trolius and Cressida. Together, they reflect the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by the plays, and discuss a variety of key issues. These include the meaning of the term 'problem play', the historical context and political and cultural significance of the plays, as well as issues of staging and theatre history. The volume also provides a helpful introduction which guides the reader through the critical approaches, terms and debates, as well as explanatory notes for each essay and a useful section on further reading.


Description

This New Casebook offers a wide-ranging selection of contemporary critical readings of Shakespeare's three 'problem plays': All's Well that Ends Well, Measure for Measure and Trolius and Cressida. Together, they reflect the diversity of late twentieth-century theory and the controversy that continues to be generated by the plays, and discuss a variety of key issues. These include the meaning of the term 'problem play', the historical context and political and cultural significance of the plays, as well as issues of staging and theatre history. The volume also provides a helpful introduction which guides the reader through the critical approaches, terms and debates, as well as explanatory notes for each essay and a useful section on further reading.


Contents

Acknowledgements
General Editors' Preface
Introduction; S.Barker
Shakespeare's Problem Plays: Concepts and Perspectives; V.Thomas
All's Well That Ends Well and the Tale of the Chivalric Quest; L.Scragg
The Political Effects of Gender and Class in All's Well That Ends Well; P.Erickson
Subjectivity, Desire and Female Friendship in All's Well That Ends Well; C.Asp
Transgression and Surveillance in Measure for Measure; J.Dollimore
London in Measure for Measure; L.S.Marcus
Love's Tyranny Inside-Out in the Problem Plays: Yours, Mine and Counter-Mine; R.Hillman
'Tricks we Play on the Dead': Making History in Troilus and Cressida; H.James
Invading Bodies/Bawdy Exchanges: Disease, Desire, and Representation; V.Traub
Fragments of Nationalism in Troilus and Cressida; M.Greenfield
Further Reading
Notes on Contributors
Index


Authors

SIMON BARKER is Principal Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

Series Titles
 
David Almond
 
Philip Pullman
 
Melvin Burgess