Medieval Shakespeare: Pasts and Presents

Peter Holland (Editor) Ruth Morse (Editor)
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Product Details

Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
February 07, 2013
6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies and Department Chair of the Department of Film, Television and Theater at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
Ruth Morse is professeur des universités at the Université Paris-Sorbonne-Cité. Her books include two edited volumes, Shakespeare, les français, les France (2008) and a volume of Great Shakespeareans; the monograph Truth and Convention in the Middle Ages: Rhetoric, Reality, and Representation (1991), and she is currently completing Imagined Histories: Fictions of the Past from Beowulf to Shakespeare.
Helen Cooper is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. She was an undergraduate, research student and research fellow at Cambridge before being appointed as the first woman fellow at University College, Oxford, in 1978. She is the author of The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare.


"A fascinating dialogue between two literary periods."
The Times Literary Supplement
"The contributors to the volume do not understand the term 'medieval Shakespeare' in either narrow or prescriptive ways. Rather it is taken as a point of departure in thinking about Shakespeare's language, his representation of history, his theatre practice, and his subsequent reception. The essays offer the reader a sense of the range, scope, and dynamism of current research, highlighting the ways in which 'medieval Shakespeare' can encompass and contain approaches as diverse as book history, performance history, the history of ideas, historiography, and historical linguistics."
David Salter, Cahiers Élisabéthains