The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0520  Monday, 17 December 2012


From:        Jean-Christophe MAYER <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         December 17, 2012 6:20:45 AM EST

Subject:     Announcement: Latest Issue of Cahiers Elisabethains


The latest issue of Cahiers Elisabethains is now available: Cahiers Elisabethains 82 (2012).


* Please note also that article submissions are now open for the next issues of the journal. For details about submissions and/or subscriptions, please see the end of this message.





“Cruelty destroys all praise for honourable valour”: Reflections on Boudica in Petruccio Ubaldini (Samantha Frenee)


“Have Not They Suffer’d?”: Pain and Comedic Structure in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Kimberly Huth)


“What Warlike Noise Is This?” Hamlet, Sovereignty, and Lethe Wharf (Suzanne Stein)





Epic Antecedents of the Ghost of Hamlet’s Father: Reminiscence and Allusion? (H. Gaston Hall)


On the Last Four Lines of Paradise Lost (Joseph P. Jordan)



Pedestrian Shakespeare and Punchdrunk’s Immersive Theatre (Colette Gordon )





En Midsommernatts Drom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), directed by Peer Perez Oian, for the Bergen Festival, Studio Theatre, The National Theatre, Bergen, Norway, 5 June 2012 (Stuart Sillars)


Macbeth, directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg for the National Theatre of Scotland, Rose Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York, 7 July 2012 (Todd Andrew Borlik)


Dido, Queen of Carthage, by Christopher Marlowe, Actors’ Renaissance Season, American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Virginia, 22 March, 2012 (Marina Favila)


Henry V, directed by Des McAnuff, The Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, 3 July, 2012 (Dana E. Aspinall)


Julius Caesar, directed by Gregory Doran for the RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 3 July 2012 (Peter J. Smith)


The Comedy of Errors, directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi for the RSC, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, April 2012 (Elizabeth Sharrett)


Twelfth Night, directed by David Farr for the RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 25 April 2012 (Peter J. Smith)


The Tempest, directed by David Farr, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7 May 2012 (Peter J. Smith)


Troilus and Cressida, directed by Mark Ravenhill for the RSC and Elizabeth LeCompte for the Wooster Group, The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 9 August 2012 (Janice Valls-Russell)


Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Iqbal Khan for the RSC, The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1 August 2012 (Peter J. Smith)


Westward Ho!, directed by Perry Mills, for Edward’s Boys, Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, 11 March 2012 (Elizabeth Dutton)


Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death, by Edward Bond, directed by Angus Jackson, Young Vic Theatre, London, 20 February 2012 (Laura Estill)

Hamlet, directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, a touring production by Shakespeare’s Globe, the Bodleian Quad, Oxford, 25 July 2012 (Eleanor Collins)


The Winter’s Tale and Henry V, directed by Edward Hall for Propeller, The Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, 24 and 25 March 2012 (Neil Allan)


Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Peter Reid for AC Productions, Project Arts Theatre, Templebar Dublin, 18 August 2012 (Derek Dunne)


Les Trois Richard [The Three Richards], after Richard III, directed by Dan Jemmett, translated by Mériam Korichi, Amphithéâtre d’O, Montpellier, 7 & 8 June 2012 (Gaëlle Ginestet)





Richard Marienstras, Shakespeare et le desordre du monde, foreword by Elise Marienstras, edited and introduced by Dominique Goy-Blanquet (Gallimard, 2012) (Jean-Christophe Mayer)


Eric Rasmussen and Anthony James West, eds., The Shakespeare First Folios: A Descriptive Catalogue (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) (Noriko Sumimoto)


Lois Potter, The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) (R. S. White)


Joel B. Davis, The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia and the Invention of English Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) (Danielle Clarke)


George Peele, The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England, ed. Charles R. Forker, The Revels Plays (Manchester University Press, 2011) (Charles Whitworth)


Bruce Danner, Edmund Spenser’s War on Lord Burghley, Early Modern Literature in History Series (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) (Joan Fitzpatrick)


Kevin A. Quarmby, The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (Ashgate, 2012) (Eoin Price)


Sarah Carter, Ovidian Myth and Sexual Deviance in Early Modern English Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) (Atsuhiko Hirota)


William Baker and Kenneth Womack, eds., The Facts on File Companion to Shakespeare, 5 vols. (Facts on File, 2012) (Yves Peyré)


James Daybell, The Material Letter in Early Modern England: Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512-1635 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) (Kerry Gilbert-Cooke)



BOOKS RECEIVED (presented & commented):


David Carnegie & Gary Taylor, eds., The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), xiv+420pp., ISBN 978-0-19-964181-9, £35.00.


Pascale Drouet, Mise au ban et abus de pouvoir: Essai sur trois pièces tragiques de Shakespeare, série Britannia (Paris: Presses Universitaires Paris Sorbonne, 2012), 318pp., ISBN 978-2-84050-852-6, €22.00.


Richard Hillman, French Reflections in the Shakespearean Tragic: Three Case Studies (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012), 236pp., ISBN 978-0-7190-8717-2, £60.00.


Thomas Betteridge & Greg Walker, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), xx+688pp., ISBN 978-0-019-956647-1, £95.00.


Roger Kuin, ed., The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney, 2 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), lxx+1382pp., ISBN 978-0-19-964540-4/541‑1 (pack: 978-0-19-955822-3), £250.00.


Stephen Bardle, The Literary Underground in the 1660s: Andrew Marvell, George Wither, Ralph Wallis and the World of Restoration Satire and Pamphleteering (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 184pp., ISBN 978-0-19-966085-8, £60.00.


Lady Margaret Douglas and Others, The Devonshire Manuscript: A Women’s Book of Courtly Poetry, ed. Elizabeth Heale, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series 19 (Toronto: Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, 2012), xiv+278pp., ISBN 978-0-7727-2128-0, Can$24.50.


Peter J. Smith, Between Two Stools (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012), xii+292pp., ISBN 978-0-7190-8794-3, £65.00.



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With our best wishes for the festive season,

Jean-Christophe Mayer and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin

Co-General Editors




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