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Collaborations with the Past
Reshaping Shakespeare across Time and Media
Diana E. Henderson
"Like the artists studied here, we pick and choose our Shakespeares, and through that labor another story emerges. Frozen in time on the page or screen, some of those collaborations continue to speak, but denuded of their immediate moment and...



Infamous Commerce
Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
Laura J. Rosenthal
Laura J. Rosenthal uses literary and historical sources to explore the meaning of prostitution from the Restoration through the eighteenth century.



Treason by Words
Literature, Law, and Rebellion in Shakespeare's England
Rebecca Lemon
Lemon investigates the remarkable phrase, "treason by words," both as a legal charge and as a cultural event under the Tudor monarchy.



Angels on the Edge of the World
Geography, Literature, and English Community, 1000–1534
Kathy Lavezzo
"The various and contradictory signs of English otherworldliness offered medieval writers a remarkably elastic medium with which to construct national identity. . . . Above all, the wonderful aspects of geographic otherness made it possible for...



Fatal Desire
Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660–1720
Jean I. Marsden
Informed by film theory and a broad historical approach, Fatal Desire examines the theatrical representation of women in England, from the Restoration to the early eighteenth century—a period when for the first time female actors could perform in...



Victorian Interpretation
Suzy Anger
Anger's book demonstrates that much current thought on interpretation has its antecedents in the Victorians, who were already deeply engaged with the problems of interpretation that concern literary theorists today.






The Hummingbird Cabinet
A Rare and Curious History of Romantic Collectors
Judith Pascoe
"This book is . . . a romantic history of romantic collecting. It takes seriously, and by necessity shares, the tendency of romantic histories to dwell upon their own fragmentariness, on the impossibility of capturing an intact history. . . . It...



The King's Threshold
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition of this play about a bard's hunger strike includes the preliminary notes and first prose drafts dictated by Yeats to his patron and collaborator, Lady Gregory, in March and April 1903.



Diarmuid and Grania
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats, George Moore
The manuscript materials included in the Cornell Yeats edition of "Diarmuid and Grania" provide a full record of the disputes and revisions that culminated in the final draft of the play, which opened at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on October 21, 1901.



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