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Reading List

Reading for Term 1

The reading schedule can be viewed here.

Primary texts to purchase:
  • William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida (Arden Shakespeare, ed. David Bevington, revised edition 2015 – please purchase this edition and not any other)
  • Olivia Manning, The Great Fortune (1960 – any edition, also published as Book 1 of The Balkan Trilogy)
  • Eric Shanower, Age of Bronze Volume 3B: Betrayal Part 2 (Berkeley: Image Comics, 2013)
Primary text to download:
Set secondary reading:

Further reading

On Dryden:
  • Brady, Jennifer (2004) ‘Anxious Comparisons in John Dryden’s Troilus and Cressida’, in Jayne Lewis and Maximillian E. Novak [eds] Enchanted Ground: Reimagining John Dryden, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 185-202.
  • Dobson, Michael (1992) The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, Oxford: Clarendon.
  • Hughes, Derek (1996) English Drama 1660-1700, Oxford: Clarendon.
  • Winn, James Anderson (1987) John Dryden and his World, New Haven: Yale University Press.
On Poel:
  • O’Connor, Marion (1987) William Poel and the Elizabethan Stage Society, Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey.
  • O’Connor, Marion (2013) ‘William Poel (1852-1934)’, in Cary M. Mazer [ed.] Great Shakespeareans: Poel, Granville Barker, Guthrie, Wanamaker, London and New York: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare.
  • Poel, William (1913) Shakespeare in the Theatre, London and Toronto: Sidgwick and Jackson, https://archive.org/details/shakespeareinthe00poeluoft.
  • Speaight, Robert (1954) William Poel and the Elizabethan Revival, London: Heinemann.
On Manning:
  • Lassner, Phyllis (2004) Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
  • Treglown, Jeremy (2007) ‘Olivia Manning and her Masculine Outfit’ in Marina MacKay and Lyndsey Stonebridge [eds] British Fiction After Modernism: The Novel at Mid-Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 145-56.
On Papp:
  • Lennox, Patricia (2008) ‘Joseph Papp’ in John Russell Brown [ed.] The Routledge Companion to Directors’ Shakespeare, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 307-22.
On BBCTV Shakespeare:
On Ngākau Toa:
  • Purcell, Stephen (2013) ‘Troilus and Cressida’ in Sullivan, E. & Prescott, P. [eds] A Year of Shakespeare: Re-Living the World Shakespeare Festival, London: Arden Shakespeare, pp. 210-12.
On the Wooster Group:
  • Cartelli, Thomas P. (2013) ‘“The Killing Stops Here”: Unmaking the Myths of Troy in the Wooster Group / RSC Troilus & Cressida (2012)’, Shakespeare Quarterly, 64: 2, pp. 233-43.
  • Mancewicz, Aneta (2014) ‘Looking Back at the Audience: The RSC & The Wooster Group’s Troilus and Cressida (2012)’, Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance, 11: 26.
  • Prescott, Paul (2013) ‘Troilus and Cressida’ in Sullivan, E. & Prescott, P. [eds] A Year of Shakespeare: Re-Living the World Shakespeare Festival, London: Arden Shakespeare, pp. 213-17.
Other adaptations of Troilus and Cressida:
  • Christopher Morley's The Trojan Horse (1937, novel)
  • Louis MacNeice's 'The Stygian Banks' (1948, poem)
  • William Walton's Troilus and Cressida (1954, opera - based more on Chaucer than on Shakespeare)
  • Christopher Morley's The Trojan Horse (1967, radio adaptation)
General reading on Shakespeare and adaptation:
  • Aebischer, P., Esche, E. J. & Wheale, N. [eds] (2003) Remaking Shakespeare: Performance Across Media, Genres and Cultures, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bate, J. & Jackson, R. [eds] (2001) The Oxford Illustrated History of Shakespeare on Stage, Oxford University Press.
  • Bennett, S. (1996) Performing Nostalgia: Shifting Shakespeare and the Contemporary Past, London: Routledge.
  • Billington, M. [ed.] (2000) Directors’ Shakespeare, London: Nick Hern
  • Bristol, M. D. (1990) Shakespeare’s America, America’s Shakespeare, London, Routledge.
  • Bristol, M., McLuskie, K. & Holmes, C. [eds] (2001) Shakespeare and Modern Theatre: The Performance of Modernity, London: Routledge.
  • Brown, J. R. (2002) Shakespeare and the Theatrical Event, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Buhler, S. M. (2002) Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Bulman, J. C. & Coursen, H. R. [eds] (1988) Shakespeare on Television: An Anthology of Essays and Reviews, University Press of New England.
  • Bulman, J. C. (1996) Shakespeare, Theory and Performance, London: Routledge.
  • Burnett, M. (2007) Filming Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Burnett, M. & Wray, R. [eds] (2000), Shakespeare, Film, Fin de Siècle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Burt, R. (2002) Shakespeare After Mass Media, Basingstoke: palgrave Macmillan.
  • Burt, R. & Boose, L. E. (2003) [eds] Shakespeare, the Movie, II: Popularizing the plays on film, TV, video, and DVD, London: Routledge.
  • Davies, A. & Wells, S. [eds] (1994) Shakespeare and the Moving Image: The Plays on Film and Television, Cambridge University Press.
  • Desmet, C. & Sawyer, R. [eds] (1999) Shakespeare and Appropriation, London: Routledge.
  • Dobson, M. (1992) The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, Oxford: Clarendon.
  • Fischlin, D. & Fortier, M. [eds] (2000) Adaptations of Shakespeare, London: Routledge.
  • Hatchuel, S. (2008) Shakespeare, from Stage to Screen, Cambridge University Press.
  • Henderson, D. [ed.] (2005) A Concise Companion to Shakespeare on Screen, Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Hindle, M. (2007) Studying Shakespeare on Film, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hodgdon, B. & Worthen, W. B. [eds] (2005) A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance, Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Holderness, G. (2001) Cultural Shakespeare: Essays in the Shakespeare Myth, Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press.
  • Holderness, G. (2001) Visual Shakespeare: Essays in Film and Television, University of Hertfordshire Press.
  • Holland, P (1997) English Shakespeares: Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s, Cambridge University Press.
  • Howard, T. (2007) Women as Hamlet: Performance and Interpretation in Theatre, Film and Fiction, Cambridge University Press.
  • Jackson, R. (2007) Shakespeare Films in the Making: Vision, Production and Reception, Cambridge University Press.
  • Jackson, R. [ed.] (2007) The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film, 2nd ed, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Kidnie, M. J. (2005) “Where is Hamlet? Text, Performance, and Adaptation” in Hodgdon, B. & Worthen, W. B. [eds] A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance, Chichester: Blackwell, 101-20.
  • Kidnie, M. J. (2009) Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation, London: Routledge.
  • Lehmann, C. (2002) Shakespeare Remains: Theatre to Film, Early Modern to Postmodern, Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP.
  • Marsden, J. I. (1995) The Re-Imagined Text: Shakespeare, Adaptation, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.
  • Martin, R. & Scheil, K. W. (2011) Shakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama: Essays in Honour of Jill L. Levenson, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Massai, S. [ed.] (2005) World-Wide Shakespeares: Local Appropriations in Film and Performance, London: Routledge.
  • Orkin, M. & Loomba, A. (1998) Post-Colonial Shakespeares, London: Routledge.
  • Prescott, P., Edmondson, P. & Sullivan, E. [eds] (2013) A Year of Shakespeare: Reliving the World Shakespeare Festival, London: Bloomsbury.
  • Prescott, P. & Sullivan, E. [eds] (2015) Shakespeare on the Global Stage: Performance and Festivity in the Olympic Year, London: Bloomsbury.
  • Purcell, S. (2009) Popular Shakespeare: Simulation and Subversion on the Modern Stage, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rothwell, K. S. (2004) A History of Shakespeare on Screen: A Century of Film and Television, Cambridge University Press.
  • Rutter, C. C. (1988) Clamorous Voices: Shakespeare’s Women Today, London: The Women's Press.
  • Rutter, C. C. (2007) Shakespeare and Child’s Play: Performing Lost Boys on Stage and Screen, London: Routledge.
  • Schafer, E. (1998) MsDirecting Shakespeare: Women Direct Shakespeare, London: The Women’s Press.
  • Shaughnessy, R. (1994) Representing Shakespeare: England, History and the RSC, London: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
  • Shaughnessy, R. [ed.] (1998) Shakespeare on Film: Contemporary Critical Essays, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shaughnessy, R. (2002) The Shakespeare Effect: A History of Twentieth Century Performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shaughnessy, R. [ed.] (2007) The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Taylor, G. (1989) Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History from the Restoration to the Present, London: Hogarth.
  • Terris, O., Oesterlen, E. & McKernan, L. [eds] Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio: The Researcher’s Guide, British Universities Film & Video Council.
  • Wells, S. & Stanton, S. [eds] (2002) The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage, Cambridge University Press.
  • Wells, S. [ed.] (1997) Shakespeare in the Theatre: An Anthology of Criticism, Oxford University Press.
  • Worthen W. B. (2003) Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.