Edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray
Foreword by Michael Almereyda and Dakin Matthews
ca. 55 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index
softcover (7 x 10) 2009
Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2009
Every generation reinvents Shakespeare for its own needs, imagining through its particular choices and emphases the Shakespeare that it values. Shakespeare himself was deeply involved in his own kind of historical reimagining. This collection of essays examines the playwright’s medieval sources and inspiration, and how they shaped and informed his works. With an introduction by Michael Almereyda, director of Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke, and dramaturge Dakin Matthews, these thirteen essays analyze the ways in which our modern understanding of medieval life has been influenced by our appreciation of Shakespeare’s plays.
About the Author
Martha W. Driver is Distinguished Professor of English at Pace University.
Sid Ray is a Professor of English and women’s and gender studies at Pace University.