Table of Contents Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature Introduction Sean Keilen & Nick Moschovakis 1 Shakespeare's books Michael Ursell & Melissa Yinger 2 A classical education William P. Weaver 3 Shakespeare and English translations of the classics Liz Oakley-Brown 4 Genre: comedy and tragedy Tanya Pollard 5 The sonnets and narrative poems Pamela Royston Macfie 6 Shakespeare's grammar Leah Whittington 7 Rhetoric and dalectic Nick Moschovakis 8 History and geography Jane Grogan 9 Shakespeare and myth Sarah Annes Brown 10 Shakespeare and classical cosmology Jean E. Feerick 11 Politics Amelia Zurcher 12 Classical drama before Shakespeare Robert Hornback 13 Classicism on the English stage during Shakespeare's youth and maturity Jeanne H. McCarthy 14 Popular classical drama Mark Bayer 15 Theater in theory Jennifer Waldron 16 Later classicism in the drama Michael Chemers 17 Shakespeare and Asian classics Poonam Trivedi 18 Shakespeare and "the classics" in the classroom: ten resources 19 Human value Jim Kearney 20 What is a classic? Is Shakespeare a classic? Sean Keilen
Sean Keilen is Associate Professor of Literature and Director of Shakespeare Workshop at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Vulgar Eloquence: On the Renaissance Invention of English Literature (2006) and of essays about English classicism during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Nick Moschovakis has taught subjects including Shakespeare, early modern English literature, and Western humanities at several colleges and universities. He is the author of articles and book chapters on Shakespeare; the editor of Macbeth: New Critical Essays (2008); and a member of Shakespeare Quarterly's editorial board.
"This companion covers a truly impressive amount of ground: its myriad approaches and wide-ranging chapters prompting us to think differently (both as researchers and teachers) about the classicism of Shakespeare's own works, their various theatrical and literary contexts and their enduring and evolving legacies."
- Katherine Heavey, University of Glasgow - Cahiers Elisabethains