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Reinventing the Renaissance

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Adaptation and Performance

  • Sarah Annes Brown
  • Robert I. Lublin
  • Lynsey McCulloch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sarah Annes Brown, Robert I. Lublin, Lynsey McCulloch
      Pages 1-14
  3. Popular Culture

  4. Criticism and Creativity

  5. National Responses

  6. Visualizing Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205

About this book


The plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries has inspired interpretations in every genre and medium. This book offers perspectives on the ways in which practitioners have used Renaissance drama to address contemporary concerns and reach new audiences. It provides a resource for those interested in the creative reception of Renaissance drama.


drama fiction Renaissance theatre tragedy William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Annes Brown
    • 1
  • Robert I. Lublin
    • 2
  • Lynsey McCulloch
    • 3
  1. 1.Anglia Ruskin UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of MassachusettsBostonUSA
  3. 3.Coventry UniversityUK

About the editors

Zeno Ackerman, Goethe University, Germany Charles Marowitz, independent scholar Pietro Deandrea, University of Torino, Italy Pascale Drouet, University of Poitiers, France Ewan Fernie, Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham, UK Kinga Földváry, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary Seiji Furuya, Chairperson of Kyushu Shakespeare Society, Japan Laura Grace Godwin, Christopher Newport University, USA Reina Green, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada Urszula Kizelbach, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland Esme Miskimmin, University of Liverpool, UK Theodora Papadopoulou, independent scholar Jenni Ramone, Newman University College, UK Ann Thompson, King's College, University of London, UK Kate Wilkinson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Charles Marowitz , independent scholar

Bibliographic information


"This wide-ranging collection brings together the fields of Shakespearean appropriation and global Shakespeares in a way that advances substantially our understanding of how the two have become inextricable from one another." - Christy Desmet, Josiah

Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, University of Georgia, USA

"As demonstrated by the nineteen uniformly accessible essays collected in Reinventing the Renaissance, Shakespeare lives on in more genres, media and cultures than ever before, some familiar (like the novel and film), some new (like the graphic novel and fanvid)." - Times Literary Supplement