The books here are all part of our Summer Sale 2023 and are discounted by 50% off for a limited time only.
Shakespeare, memory, and modern Irish literature
Shakespeare, memory, and modern Irish literature explores the intertextual connections between early modern English and modern Irish literature. Characterising the relationship as 'dismemorial', the book explores how ghosts, bodies, and the land are sites of literary connection through which contemporary Ireland draws on Shakespeare's England.
Shakespeare's tutor: The influence of Thomas Kyd defines Thomas Kyd's dramatic canon and indicates where and how Kyd contributed to the development of Shakespeare's drama. Groundbreaking in its implications for our understanding of Shakespeare's dramatic development, the book aims to revolutionise our understanding of the early modern canon.
The Aphrodysial or Sea-Feast
This edition for the first time makes available in print a semi-diplomatic edition of William Percy's The Aphrodysial, as preserved in Huntington Library MS HM4. The accompanying introduction provides an account of Percy and his manuscript, and discusses the layers of authorial revisions and extensive stage directions found in the play.
Comic Spenser explains how the deep-rooted cultural bias against humour has skewed interpretation of The Faerie Queene since its first publication. As well as bringing a comic perspective to new areas of the poem, this study explores profound connections between humour, faith, and allegory.
Love's Victory is the first romantic comedy written in English by a woman, and this Revels edition is the first fully-authorised, modern spelling edition of this play by Lady Mary Wroth.
Edmund Spenser and the romance of space
Edmund Spenser and the romance of space seeks to gauge the roles that aesthetic subjectivity and the imagination play in early modern spatial and textual practices.
David and Bathsheba
Martin's new critical edition of George Peele's David and Bathsheba opens up this explosive drama about the turbulent and bloody Davidic period of Ancient Israel's history to student and scholar alike with its modernized text, full scholarly apparatus, comprehensive introduction, and commentary notes.
In this edition, an extensive introduction and commentary show how Chapman combines the literary and theatrical traditions of ancient Rome with everyday life in his own time to fashion a sparkling and innovative comedy that will delight audiences today as much as it did those of 1599.
The False One
This is the first fully annotated, single-volume critical edition of Fletcher and Massinger's The False One, with an introduction that offers new insights on the date and the theatre of the play's first performance, freshly examines its sources and explores the theatrical potential of a play that has hitherto been lost to the dramatic repertory.