1994 0-7734-9114-7 These nineteen essays take a comparative approach, dealing with committed texts as literary works of art. Spanning three decades, they also contain theoretical reflections on the conditions of committed writing and on approaches and methods appropriate to their study by literary critics. Some are broadly theoretical, some offer surveys of larger areas, but most study a few significant texts, demonstrating ways in which literature that offers things besides aesthetic enjoyment may be fruitfully analyzed and appraised.
1997 0-7734-8502-3 Part of a multi-volume series of yearbooks covering works by Shakespeare. This volume deals with film versions of "Hamlet", including topics such as Hamlet's ghost on the screen, Kenneth Branagh's interpolations in "Hamlet", Zeffirelli's "Hamlet" and Hamlet as a woman. Topics raised include comic uses of the tragedy, the portrayl of "Hamlet"'s ghost on screen and the poetic and dramatic uses of cookery in Shakespeare's plays.
1996 0-7734-4205-7 Essays by European and American scholars from the fifth Salzburg conference on the influence of war on art and literature. Topics include an analysis of the filming of the Agincourt battle in both Olivier's and Branagh's Henry V; the First World War in Irish Drama; Arthur Kopit's Indians and the Vietnam War; the fall of France on the stage; David Rabe's Sticks and Bones and Streamers; Atrocities in Vietnam War movies; Vietnam in the Genre film; the Berlin stage 1936-33; Resistance drama; Representations of WWII in British TV comedy; Three WWI plays by Women; American POWs in WWII; WWI in Truffaut's Jules et Jim; The Bridge on the River Kwai; Sam Shepard's States of Shock and the Gulf War;The Genealogy of the Woman Commissar in Soviet Culture; and others.
1995 0-7734-4214-6 Topics include Aphra Behn, Gascoigne, Lyly's Euphues, Marguerite de Navarre, Sidney's New Arcadia, Lodge's Rosalynde; Greene's Menaphon; Flaubert; Nashe, Milton's Comus; Bunyan's The Holy War; Marana's Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy; and more.
1999 0-7734-7937-6 Two dozen essays explore connections between the English playwright and the country where many of his plays are set. Their topics include Italian romanticism, Hamlet and the troublesome division of the Italian widow, Elizabethan dramatists and Italian books, the Venetian calendar, performance and the traditions of English Petrarchism in Twelfth Night, Machiavellian strategies in the speeches of Elizabeth I and in Henry V, Iachimo's Drug-Damn'd Italy and the problem of British national character in Cymbeline, Ariostan skepticism, an intertextual approach to Commedia dell'Arte, Italianate cynicism and the collapse of chivalry in Troilus and Cressida, the translation of culture and empire, and time and control in The Tempest. Reviews consider Melchiori's new edition of King Edward III, and works by David Skeele and Peter Holland.
This interdisciplinary Shakespeare yearbook is offered in four parts and covers reception, appropriation, translation including Shakespeare in Italian Romanticism, sources and cultures, representation and misrepresentation and intertextuality plus reviews.
2002 0-7734-6981-8 The picture of Spanish Shakespeare has been greatly conditioned by the culture in which he was misappropriated in particular forms. Shakespeare's reception has been a process of acculturation which includes assimilation, cultural fusion, and a new synthesis in cultural elements. Culture has become a clue to understanding the rise and growth of Shakespeare in Spain where he represented a literary otherness which threatned the essence of Spanish culture, as he "merely continues to signify Englishness".
2000 0-7734-7586-9 The Shakespeare Yearbook is an annual dealing with all aspects of Shakespeare and his period, with particular emphases on theatre-oriented, comparative, and interdisciplinary studies. Concerning the visual arts in relation to Shakespeare, there is still a good deal to be newly discovered and added to the store of knowledge and insight, so that a collection of papers can strike a balance between discovery, vision, and revision.