Manchester Shakespeare is a brand new digital collection, which includes 31 books covering a wealth of historical, social and cultural critiques not just of Shakespeare’s  works, but those of his contemporaries as well. It will be an essential resource for students and scholars alike.


Now offered as a digital collection for the first time, Manchester Shakespeare offers an abundance of essential scholarly texts including original papers, essays and critiques of Shakespeare’s works as well as his contemporaries such as Spenser, Kyd, Marlowe and Lyly.

Not of an age, but for all time… Our new collection provides new and significant commentary on all aspects of Shakespeare’s work, drawing on not only the written word, but Shakespeare in performance, in historical and cultural contexts, and in relation to critical theory.

Manchester Shakespeare is hosted exclusively on Manchester University Press’s new digital content site, manchesterhive. Click the site logo to find out more.



Key features & benefits

  • 31 internationally respected titles, including the award-winning Shakespeare’s Storms, by Gwilym Jones

  • Edited and authored by leading authorities on Shakespeare, guaranteeing relevant and enduring content

  • Updated annually with new, high quality content, allowing readers access to the latest research in Shakespeare studies

  • Offers an easy to use, cost-effective teaching resource by enabling readers to explore and engage with critical literature across a relevant, interdisciplinary spectrum
    Unlimited simultaneous user access



Free trials

We offer 30-day free trials to institutions – to request a free trial, please visit our digital content platform manchesterhive and complete the request form, using the link below:

Free trial request



Pricing Information

For pricing information on Manchester Gothic and any of our other collections, please get in touch with us at [email protected].


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