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This page lists a selection of books and articles that have particularly informed my research thus far. They are grouped by category for easy reference.

Apocrypha editions

Nicola Bennet (ed.). The Merry Devil of Edmonton. Globe Quartos. London: Nick Hern Books, 2000.

C.F. Tucker Brooke (ed.)
The Shakespeare Apocrypha: Being a Collection of Fourteen Plays which have been Ascribed to Shakespeare. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908.

A.C. Cawley and Barry Gaines (eds.). A Yorkshire Tragedy. The Revels Plays. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986.

Paul Matthew Edmondon (ed.). The London Prodigal. PhD thesis. University of Birmingham, 2000.

Vittorio Gabrieli and Giorgio Melchiori (eds.). Sir Thomas More. The Revels Plays. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990.

Brean Hammond (ed.). Double Falsehood. The Arden Shakespeare. London: A & C Black, 2010.0

Giorgio Melchiori (ed.). Edward III. New Cambridge Shakespeare. Cambridge: CUP, 1998.

Martin White (ed.). Arden of Faversham (Revised Edition). New Mermaids. London: Methuen Drama, 2007.

M.L. Wine (ed.). Arden of Faversham. The Revels Plays. London: Methuen, 1973.

Apocrypha criticism

Douglas A. Brooks (ed.). The Shakespeare Apocrypha. Shakespeare Yearbook. Edwin Mellen Press, Lampeter, 2007.

H. Dugdale Sykes.
Sidelights on Shakespeare. Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1919.

T.H. Howard-Hill (ed.).
Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More. Cambridge: CUP, 1989.

Baldwin Maxwell.
Studies in the Shakespeare Apocrypha. New York: Greenwood Press, 1956.

Richard Proudfoot
. Shakespeare: Text, Stage and Canon. The Arden Shakespeare. London: Thomson Learning, 2001.

Richard Proudfoot.
“Is There, and Should There Be, a Shakespeare Apocrypha?”. In The Footsteps of William Shakespeare. Christa Jansohn (ed.). Studien zur englischen Literatur Bd. 20. LIT VERLAG, Munster, 2005. pp. 49-71.

Text and editorial practice

Margreta de Grazia. Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus. Oxford: Clarendon, 1991.

Lukas Erne. Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Peter Holland and Stephen Orgel (eds.).
From Performance to Print in Shakespeare's England. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006.

John Jowett. Shakespeare and Text. Oxford Shakespeare Topics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

David Scott Kastan. Shakespeare and the Book. Cambridge: CUP, 2001.

Sonia Massai. Shakespeare and the Rise of the Editor. Cambridge: CUP, 2007.

Stephen Orgel. The Authentic Shakespeare. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Andrew Murphy. Shakespeare in Print. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Bardolatry, reception and appropriation

Jonathan Bate. The Genius of Shakespeare. London: Picador, 1998.

Michael Dobson. The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Graham Holderness. Cultural Shakespeare. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2001.

Jean I. Marsden (ed). The Appropriation of Shakespeare: Post-Renaissance Reconstructions of the Works and the Myth. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991.

Gary Taylor. Reinventing Shakespeare. London: The Hogarth Press, 1989.

Early Modern theatre and repertory

Andrew Gurr. The Shakespearian Playing Companies. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1996.

Andrew Gurr. The Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Roslyn Lander Knutson. The Repertory of Shakespeare’s Company 1594-1613. Foyetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1991.

Scott McMillin. Elizabethan Theatre and the Book of Sir Thomas More. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.

Martin Wiggins. Shakespeare and the Drama of His Time. Oxford Shakespeare Topics. Oxford: OUP, 2000.


Boyd, Brian (ed.). Words that Count. Cranbury: Associated University Presses, 2004.

Douglas A. Brooks.
From Playhouse to Printing House: Drama and Authorship in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Hugh Craig and Arthur F. Kinney (eds.). Shakespeare, Computers, and the Mystery of Authorship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

MacDonald P. Jackson. "Shakespeare and the Quarrel Scene in Arden of Faversham." Shakespeare Quarterly 57:3 (2006), 249-93.

Kenneth Muir. Shakespeare as Collaborator. London: Methuen, 1960.

S. Schoenbaum. Internal Evidence and Elizabethan dramatic authorship: an essay in literary history and method. London: Edward Arnold,1966.

Brian Vickers. Shakespeare, Co-Author. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.


Michel Foucault. "What is an Author?" The Foucault Reader. Ed. Paul Rabinow. London: Penguin, 1984. 101-20.

David Scott Kastan.
Shakespeare After Theory. New York & London: Routledge, 1999.

Jeffrey Masten. Textual Intercourse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Gordon McMullan. " "Our whole life is like a play": Collaboration and the Problem of Editing. Textus 9 (1996), 437-60.