Literature round-up

September 18, 2008

Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh

Author: Ian Duncan

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 416

Price: £23.95

ISBN 9780691043838

A compelling account of Scottish fiction between 1802 and 1832, when Edinburgh rivalled London as a centre for literary and cultural innovation. Duncan, professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, shows Walter Scott's key role redefining the novel as the principal modern genre for the representation of national historical life.

The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works

Editors: Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 2,552

Price: £35.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9780230003507 and 200951

A modernised and elegantly presented edition of Shakespeare's text, based on the 1623 First Folio, with essays on each play, an introduction by Bate, professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at the University of Warwick, and contributions from Rasmussen, professor of English at the University of Nevada.

The Tempest

Editors: Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 176

Price: £60.00 and £6.99

ISBN 9780230217843 and 7850

Explanatory notes on each page, introduction by Bate and interviews with directors Peter Brook, Sam Mendes and Rupert Goold.

Hamlet

Editors: Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 256

Price: £60.00 and £6.99

ISBN 9780230217867 and 7874

Explanatory notes on each page, introduction by Bate and interviews with directors Michael Boyd, Ron Daniels and John Caird.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Editors: Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 184

Price: £60.00 and £6.99

ISBN 9780230217881 and 7898

Explanatory notes on each page, introduction by Bate and interviews with directors Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Tim Supple.

Love's Labour's Lost

Editors: Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 192

Price: £60.00 and £6.99

ISBN 9780230217904 and 7911

Explanatory notes on each page, introduction by Bate and interviews with directors Terry Hands, Liz Shipman and Gregory Doran.

Richard III

Editors: Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 248

Price: £60.00 and £6.99

ISBN 9780230221109 and 1116

Explanatory notes on each page, introduction by Bate and interviews with Simon Russell Beale, Bill Alexander and Richard Eyre.

Theatre in Theory 1900-2000: An Anthology

Editor: David Krasner

Edition: First

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Pages: 544

Price: £22.99

ISBN 9781405140447

This book presents perspectives from the era's major playwrights, directors, scholars and philosophers. Overseen by Krasner, associate professor of performing arts and head of the acting programme at Emerson College, 82 essays offer theoretical and critical manifestos, hypotheses and theories. Includes section introductions and commentary.

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