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  • 16
    Sep

    2019

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    Entertaining the Royals

    Why should one mind performances at court in Shakespeare’s time? Do we really need a book on the subject? So much has been written about the Elizabethan theatre industry’s connection with the public...

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  • 10
    Sep

    2019

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    Thomas Hardy and the Creative Process

    Thomas Hardy fully understood, from early on in his career, that the production of a novel, or short story, took place both in the realm of artistic creation and in the literary marketplace.  He eventually...

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  • 5
    Sep

    2019

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    Lear on Screen: a vision of our times

    Shakespeare on Screen: King Lear is the most recent volume in the Cambridge University Press Shakespeare on Screen series, which provides in-depth analyses of how Shakespeare’s work has been adapted...

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  • 27
    Aug

    2019

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    Modernist Empathy Now?

    Barack Obama was the empathy president. I don’t say this simply because of some of his more famous uses of the term—for example, when he described his criteria for Supreme Court nominees in May 2009...

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  • 22
    Aug

    2019

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    Ireland, Enlightenment and the English Stage, 1740...

    This book’s gestation began many years ago in the reading room of the Huntington Library. I spent a week leafing through play manuscripts from the 1790s, trying to figure out how censorship worked. As...

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  • 13
    Aug

    2019

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    The Remembered Dead

    After the clamour of the centenary of the ending of the First World War, how are we best to remember those who died in it? This was the question some were asking at the very first anniversary of the Armistice,...

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  • 6
    Aug

    2019

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    Something’s missing: utopian possibility and...

    When I started writing Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel ten years ago, I could not have foreseen how relevant many of the book’s core concerns would become. Reeling from the global financial...

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    Aug

    2019

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    Decadence and Literature

    Decadence and Literature is a volume in the Cambridge Critical Concepts series whose larger purpose is not only to show how certain key terms in literary studies have originated and developed in the past...

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