"This volume deserves to be placed at the forefront of some of the most promising developments in today's Shakespeare scholarship and criticism."-Modern Language Quarterly "Kastan's study provides welcome new direction for Shakespearean study at a time when scholarly discussions have begun to stagnate.this timely study should offer new and stimulating directions for what my well be the next phase of Shakespearean scholarship."-Sixteenth-Century Journal ..." most readers will be grateful for his salutary insistence on and contributions to historical particularity, as well as his judicious criticism of "totalizing" methods."-Renaissance Quarterly "Kastan's ability to frame theoretical issues memorably is, in fact, a distinguishing mark of Shakespeare After Theory."-Journal of English and Germanic Philology "Kastan's book demonstrates wide reading in history as well as literature, much of it current and carefully documented. Recommended to upper-division undergraduates through faculty for the clarity of its presentation and the breadth of its scholarship.."-" Choice, June 2000
About the Author
David Scott Kastan
is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Among his publications are Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time
, Staging the Renaissance
(ed. with Peter Stallybrass), Critical Essays on Shakespeare's Hamlet
, and The New History of Early English Drama
(ed. with John Cox). He is also a general editor of the Arden Shakespeare.