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Theoretical questions

  1. Bulman, James C, ed. Shakespeare, Theory, and Performance. London; New York: Routledge, 1996. PR3091 S375.
  2. Erne, Lukas. Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. PR3072 E76.
  3. Hodgdon, Barbara. "Photography, Theater, Mnemonics; or, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Still." Eds. Peter Holland and William B Worthen. Theorizing Practice: Redefining Theatre History. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. PN2581 T46.
  4. Kott, Jan. Shakespeare Our Contemporary. Trans. B. Taborske. New York: Norton, 1974. PR2979/P58K613/1974.
  5. Lehmann, Courtney and Lisa S Starks, eds. The Reel Shakespeare: Alternative Cinema and Theory Madison [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, 2002. PR3093 R44.
  6. Osborne, Laurie E. "Rethinking the Performance Editions: Theatrical and Textual Productions of Shakespeare." Shakespeare, Theory, and Performance. Ed. James C. Bulman. London: Routledge, 1996. 168-86. PR3091 S375.
  7. Styan, J. L. The Shakespeare Revolution: Criticism and Performance In the Twentieth Century. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977. PR2969 S85.
  8. Taylor, Gary. Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History, from the Restoration to the Present. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989. PR2965 T39.
  9. Worthen, William B. Modern Drama: Plays, Criticism, Theory. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1995. PN6112 M537.
  10. -----. Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. PR3091 W67.
  11. Worthen, William B and Peter Holland, eds. Theorizing Practice: Redefining Theatre History. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. PN2581 T46.

Original Practices and the Playhouse

  1. Bentley, Gerald E. The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare’s Time, 1590-1642. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971.
  2. Bentley, Gerald E. The Profession of Player in Shakespeare’s Time, 1590-1642. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.
  3. Biggs, Murray, ed. The Arts of Performance in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Drama: Essays For G.K. Hunter. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1991.
  4. Chambers, E.K. The Elizabethan Stage. 4 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1951.
  5. Cox, John D. and David Scott Kastan, eds. A New History of Early English Drama. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. PR641 N49.
  6. Graves, R. B. Lighting the Shakespearean Stage 1567-1642. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.
  7. Greg, W. W, ed. Two Elizabethan Stage Abridgements: The Battle of Alcazar & Orlando Furioso. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1964. PR2734 B3 1964.
  8. Gurr, Andrew. Playgoing in Shakespeare's London. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  9. Gurr, Andrew. The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642. 3rd ed. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  10. Gurr, Andrew and Mariko Ichikawa. Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  11. Hodges, C. Walter. Enter the Whole Army: A Pictorial Study of Shakespearean Staging 1576-1616. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  12. Hodges, C. Walter. The Globe Restored: a Study of the Elizabethan Theatre. First American edition ed. New York: Coward-McCann, 1968.
  13. Joseph, B. L. Elizabethan Acting. London: Oxford University Press, 1964 (1951).
  14. Orgel, Stephen. Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. PR3095/O74.
  15. Salgado, Gamini. Eyewitnesses of Shakespeare: First Hand Accounts of Performances 1590-1890. London: Sussex University Press, 1975.
  16. Southworth, John. Shakespeare, the Player: A Life in the Theatre. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton, 2000.
  17. Stern, Tiffany. Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000.
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Adaptations and Historical Shakespeares

  • Branam, George C. Eighteenth Century Adaptations of Shakespearian Tragedy. Folcroft, Pa.: Folcroft Press, 1969. PR2880/A1B7.
  • Dobson, Michael. The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. PR2968 D624 1994.
  • Fischlin, Daniel. and Mark Fortier. Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. London, New York: Routledge, 2000. PR2877 A37.
  • Foulkes, Richard, ed. Shakespeare and the Victorian Stage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. PR3099/S53.
  • Poole, Adrian and Gail Marshall, eds. Victorian Shakespeare Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. PR2969 V493.
  • Radaddi, Mongi. Davenant's Adaptations of Shakespeare. Uppsala: Almqvist and Wiksell International, 1979. PR2880/D3R3.
  • Spencer, Christopher, ed. Five Restoration Adaptations of Shakespeare. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1965. PR2877/S63.
  • Summers, Montague. Shakespeare Adaptations. 1922. PR2877/S8/1966.
  • Wells, Stanley W, ed. Shakespeare in the Theatre: An Anthology of Criticism. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. PR 3091/S354.
  • Romeo and Juliet

    1. Holding, Peter. Romeo and Juliet. Text and Performance. Basingstoke: Macmillan Education, 1992.
    2. Levenson, Jill L. Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare in Performance. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987.
    3. Wright, Katherine L. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in Performance: Traditions and Departures. Lewiston: Mellen University Press, 1997.

    The Merchant of Venice

    a) Performance Studies

    1. Bulman, James C. The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare in Performance. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991.
    2. Novy, Marianne, ed. Transforming Shakespeare: Contemporary Women's Re-visions In Literature and Performance. New York: Palgrave, 2000.
    3. Overton, Bill. The Merchant of Venice. Text and Performance. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1987.
    4. Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare in Production. Ed. Charles Edelman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

    b) The Jews in Early Modern England

    1. Cardozo, J. L. The Contemporary Jew in the Elizabethan Drama. Amsterdam: H. J. Paris, 1925.
    2. Charlton, H. B. Shakespeare’s Jew. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1970.
    3. Cohen, D. M. "The Jew and Shylock." Shakespeare Quarterly 31 (1980): 53-63.
    4. Edwards, John. The Jews in Christian Europe, 1400-1700. London: Routledge, 1988.
    5. Glassman, Bernard. Anti-Semitic Stereotypes without Jews: Images of the Jews in England, 1290-1700. Detroit, Mich: Wayne State University Press, 1975.
    6. Jones, Norman. God and the Moneylenders: Usury and Law in Early Modern England. Oxford: Blackwell, 1989.
    7. Roth, Cecil. A History of the Jews in England. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1949.
    8. Shatzmiller, Joseph. Shylock Reconsidered: Jews, Moneylending, and Medieval Society. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990.
    9. Sisson, C. J. "A Colony of Jews in Shakespeare’s London." Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association 23 (1938): 38-51.
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    Ling Lear

    1. Aebischer, Pascale. Shakespeare's Violated Bodies: Stage and Screen Serformance. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
    2. Bratton, Jacqueline S. Plays in Performance: “King Lear”. Bristol: Bristol Classical Press, 1987.
    3. Granville-Barker, Harley. Prefaces to Shakespeare, II. Vol. 2. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963 (1946).
    4. Leggatt, Alexander. King Lear. Shakespeare in Performance. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991.
    5. Lusardi, James P. and Jane Schlueter. Reading Shakespeare in Performance: King Lear. London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1991.
    6. Salgado, Gamini. King Lear. London: Macmillan, 1984.
    7. Shakespeare, William. The Cambridge King Lear CD-ROM: Text and Performance Archive. 2000. CD ROM. Cambridge University Press.
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    As You Like It

    1. Gay, Penny. As She Likes It: Shakespeare's Unruly Women. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.
    2. -----. William Shakespeare: As You Like it. Plymouth: British Council, 1999.
    3. Shakespeare, William. As You Like It. Shakespeare in Production. Ed. Cynthia Marshall. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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    The Winter's Tale

    1. Bartholomeusz, Dennis. “The Winter's Tale” in Performance in England and America, 1611-1976. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
    2. Draper, Ronald P. The Winter's Tale: Text and Performance. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1985.
    3. Salgado, Gamini. Eyewitnesses of Shakespeare: First Hand Accounts of Performances 1590-1890. London: Sussex University Press, 1975.
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