Shakespeare Studies - Vol. 33

Shakespeare Studies - Vol. 33

Shakespeare Studies - Vol. 33

Shakespeare Studies - Vol. 33

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Volume XXXIII of Shakespeare Studies is pleased to continue its tradition of Forums on theoretical, historical, and critical issues of importance to Shakespearean scholars with a series of commentaries on “Extra-mural Psychoanalysis,” organized and edited by Cynthia Marshall. Contributions to the Forum consider collectively the current relevance of psychoanalytical theory to literary criticism, featuring the work of Lynn Enterline and David Hillman (working in tandem), Lisa Freinkel, Graham Hammill, Elizabeth D. Harvey, Heather Hirschfeld, Kristen Poole, Douglas Trevor, and Susan Zimmerman, with an introduction by Cynthia Marshall.

Volume XXXIII also presents the third in another of its series, essays on “Early Modern Drama Around the World: The State of Study,” initiated in Volume XXXI by former Editor Leeds Barroll. Previous essays in this series have discussed theatrical practices during the time of Shakespeare in Japan, China, France, and Spain. In a departure from its predecessors, Part III of this series features only one essay, an extensive and timely analysis of “The Architecture of Italian Theaters” by Eugene J. Johnson.

The three articles in this volume represent an interesting diversity of topic. Gina Bloom’s “Words Made of Breath: Gender and Vocal Agency in King John” examines the tensions between spiritual and material meanings of breath in the early modern period; and Leeds Barroll’s “Shakespeare and the Second Blackfriars Theater” urges a reconsideration of the historical documents dealing with the King’s Servants at the Blackfriars. A review article by Paul Cohen on Timothy Hampton’s work on Renaissance France focuses on the role of nationalism in the development of the nation-state, an issue that engages many cultural and political historians of early modern England as well.

Finally, Volume XXXIII offers its customary collection of wideranging reviews, including (among others) studies of Shakespeare as literary dramatist, of London civic theater, of Shakespeare and the Victorians, of Shakespeare and the Lacanian gaze, of early modern uses of script and print, of English attitudes toward ethnicity and race, of English mercantilism and disease, and of theaters and encyclopedias in early modern Europe.

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