This title was first published in 2002. This second volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues the work of assessing the present state of Shakespeare studies in the new millennium.

Comprising 20 essays by distinguished scholars from North America, the UK and Australia, it is divided into sections on criticism and theory; text, textuality and technology; Renaissance ideas and conventions; and Shakespeare and the city. The essays address issues that are fundamental to our interpretive encounter with Shakespeare, including those of gender and sexuality, the staging of plays, and historical research on matters such as the monarchy, language, religion, and the law.

part 1|86 pages

Criticism and Theory

chapter 1|17 pages

On Shakespeare and Theory

ByAngus Fletcher

chapter 2|12 pages

The State of the Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Four recent books

ByGordon Braden

chapter 3|15 pages

Standpoints on the Sexualities of the Sonnets

ByJoseph Pequignye

chapter 4|16 pages

Recent Responses to Antony and Cleopatra

ByRichard Madelaine

chapter 5|13 pages

What Hath a Quarter-century of Coriolanus Criticism Wrought?

ByLee Bliss

chapter 6|11 pages

Unmasking the Revels: Love’s Labour’s Lost

ByJohn G. Demaray

part 2|93 pages

Text, Textuality and Technology

chapter 7|22 pages

The State of Computing in Shakespeare

ByIan Lancashire

chapter 10|7 pages

What’s New in the New Variorum?

ByRichard Knowles

chapter 12|22 pages

Shakespeare and the New Textualism

ByAlan B. Farmer

part 3|137 pages

Renaissance Ideas and Conventions

chapter 13|20 pages

Elizabeth I: The Queen and politics

ByJohn Guy

chapter 15|31 pages

Emblematic Studies of Shakespeare since 1990

ByPeter M. Daly

chapter 17|18 pages

Shakespeare and Gender

ByMario DiGangi

chapter 18|15 pages

Scepticism in Shakespeare’s England

ByWilliam M. Hamlin

chapter 19|13 pages

Shakespeare and the Italian Mythographers

ByJohn Mulryan

part 4|13 pages

Shakespeare and the City

chapter 20|11 pages

Shakespeare and the City

ByDavid Daniell

part 5|8 pages

In Memory of Paul Oskar Kristeller

chapter 21|3 pages

In Memory of Paul Oskar Kristeller

ByAnthony Grafton

chapter 22|3 pages

Paul Oskar Kristeller

ByMichael J.B. Allen