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The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Edited by Mark Thornton Burnett, Adrian Streete, Ramona Wray

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Explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to artistic practices and activities, past and present

This substantial reference work explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to cultural processes that take in publishing, exhibiting, performing, reconstructing and disseminating.

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Mark Thornton Burnett, Adrian Streete and Ramona Wray
Part 1: Shakespeare and the Book
1 Textual Shakespeare
Sonia Massai
2 Shakespeare and Poetry
Peter Holbrook
3 Shakespeare and the Novel
Marianne Novy
4 Shakespeare and Translation
Alexander C. Y. Huang
5 Shakespeare Anthologized
Kate Rumbold
6 Shakespeare and Biography
David Bevington
Part 2: Shakespeare and Music
7 Shakespeare and Early Modern Music
Christopher R. Wilson
8 Shakespeare and Opera
Adrian Streete
9 Shakespeare and Classical Music
Julie Sanders
10 Shakespeare and Musical Theatre
Fran Teague
11 Shakespeare, Ballet and Dance
Rodney Stenning Edgecombe
12 Shakespeare and Popular Music
Adam Hansen
Part 3: Shakespeare on Stage and in Performance
13 Shakespeare and Drama
Lucy Munro
14 Shakespeare and the Renaissance Stage
Edel Lamb
15 Shakespeare and the Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Stage
Fiona Ritchie
16 Shakespeare and the Victorian Stage
Richard Foulkes
17 Shakespeare and the Modern Stage
Christie Carson
18 Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance Spaces
Andrew James Hartley
Part 4: Shakespeare and Youth Culture
19 Shakespeare for Children
Amy Scott-Douglass
20 Shakespeare and Teenagers
Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
21 Shakespeare and the Comic Book
Michael P. Jensen
Part 5: Shakespeare, Visual and Material Culture
22 Shakespeare, Portraiture, Painting, and Prints
Erin C. Blake
23 Shakespeare, Sculpture and the Material Arts
Balz Engler
24 Shakespeare Exhibition and Festival Culture
Mark Thornton Burnett
Part 6: Shakespeare, Media and Culture
25 Shakespeare and Silent Film
Judith Buchanan
26 Shakespeare on Film, 1930-1990
Anne-Marie Costantini-Cornède
27 Shakespeare on Film, 1990-2010
Ramona Wray
28 Shakespeare on Television
Stephen Purcell
29 Shakespeare and

About the Author

Mark Thornton Burnett is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen's University, Belfast. He is the author of Masters and Servants in English Renaissance Drama and Culture: Authority and Obedience (Macmillan, 1997), Constructing ‘Monsters’ in Shakespearean Drama and Early Modern Culture (Palgrave, 2002) and Filming Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace (Palgrave, 2007).

Dr Adrian Streete is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Queen's University Belfast.

Dr Ramona Wray is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Queen's University Belfast.


This remarkable collection is the most comprehensive and up-to-date Companion to Shakespeare ever assembled. With thirty essays all by distinguished or cutting-edge scholars, covering every significant mode of Shakespearean production and adaptation from the early modern period to the present, such as in music, comics, television, dance, visual arts, radio, film, as well as on the stage, there is no better book for undergraduate Shakespeare courses to contextualize and complement the Bard's own work.
- Professor Bryan Reynolds, University of California, Irvine
This is a capacious book on a capacious subject: Shakespearean culture. From comic books to sculpture, poetic language to silent film, the Renaissance stage to the internet, this book shows the ways in which Shakespeare inhabits myriad art forms across time and space. Not only do the thirty topics covered by the contributors illuminate Shakespeare’s use for novelists, poets, musicians, artists, dancers and filmmakers but they also locate Shakespeare in his own age and on his own stage. There is no Companion like this!
- Laurie Maguire, University of Oxford

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