The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.188  Tuesday, 15 May 2012


From:        Helen M Ostovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         May 14, 2012 2:19:10 PM EDT

Subject:     Early Theatre 15.1 (June 2012)


Early Theatre  15.1 (2012)

Special Issue: Access and Contestation:  Women’s Performance in Early Modern  England, Italy, France, and Spain

Guest Editor:  Peter Parolin



Access and Contestation: Women’s Performance in Early Modern England, Italy, France, and Spain

Peter Parolin 



Women and Performance in Medieval and Early Modern Suffolk

James Stokes 


‘If I had begun to dance’: Women’s Performance in Kemps Nine Daies Wonder

Peter Parolin 47


‘In the Sight of All’: Queen Elizabeth and the Dance of Diplomacy

Bella Mirabella 


Between Courts: Female Masquers and Anglo-Spanish Diplomacy, 1603–5

Mark Hutchings and Berta Cano-Echevarría 


Marie de Medici’s 1605 ballet de la reine: New Evidence and Analysis

Melinda J. Gough 


‘Cattle of this colour’: Boying the Diva in As You Like It

Pamela Allen Brown 


The Spanish Actress’s Art: Improvisation, Transvestism, and Disruption in Tirso’s El vergonzoso en palacio

Amy L. Tigner 


Conniving Women and Superannuated Coquettes: Travestis and Caractères in the Early Modern French Theatre

Virginia Scott 


Book Reviews:


Melissa Croteau and Carolyn Jess-Cooke (eds). Apocalyptic Shakespeare: Essays on Visions of Chaos and Revelation in Recent Film Adaptations. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland, 2009.

Reviewed by Catherine Silverstone 


Jane Hwang Degenhardt and Elizabeth Williamson (eds).  Religion and Drama in Early Modern England: The Performance of Religion on the Renaissance Stage. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2011.

Reviewed by Erin E. Kelly 


Eugene Giddens. How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Reviewed by Brett D. Hirsch 


Max Harris. Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2011.

Reviewed by Abigail Ann Young 


Natasha Korda. Labors Lost: Women’s Work and the Early Modern English Stage. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

Reviewed by Susan C. Frye 


Robert Mullally. The Carole: A Study of a Medieval Dance.  Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2011.

Reviewed by Emily F. Winerock 


Kristen Poole. Supernatural Environments in Shakespeare’s England: Spaces of Demonism, Divinity, and Drama. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Reviewed by Ian McAdam


Federico Schneider. Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.

Reviewed by Alexandra Coller 244


Virginia Scott. Women on the Stage in Early Modern France, 1540–1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Reviewed by Claire Sponsler 247

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