Today marks the 503rd anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The Bard changed the world of theater and literature in his 52 years.
We are very fortunate to have copious Shakespeare scholarship in our collection, including the journal Shakespeare Bulletin. A search of the word "Shakespeare" in Project MUSE shows more than 5,500 references in JHUP journal issues catalogued there.
- The journal's editor, Kathryn Prince, recently took a new position in Australia. She talked with us about the transition and how it can benefit the journal.
- A special issue late last year took a look at ecocriticism from a Shakesperean context.
- A 2016 podcast examined a special issue on editing Renaissance drama texts.
- Continuing the "not Shakespeare" theme of some journal issues, a 2015 podcast looked at how the works of other authors were presented on British television.
You can also enjoy these Shakespeare-focused articles from journals across our collection:
- Theatre Topics examined "Interactive Shakespeare" in May 1998.
- A 2017 essay in Philosophy and Literature encouraged "Rethinking Shakespeare."
- Shakespeare comes up often in the pages of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900. A Spring 2005 article took a look at "Shakespeare's Carved Saints."
- Discover "Shakespeare's Histories of Forgiveness" in the Spring 2018 issue of ELH.
- Find out more about "Shakespeare and Science, c. 1600" in this 2009 essay from South Central Review.
- The CEA Critic dug into "Shakespeare and the Digitized Word" in July 2016.
- The medical humanities also cross over into Shakespeare's world with "Hereditary Themes in Shakespeare's Poetry" in a 1988 issue of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine.
- The Hopkins Review presented "Shakespeare in Praise of Mediocrity" in its Spring 2014 issue.
- A look at "Shakespeare and Cultural Tourism" was published in the May 1998 issue of Theatre Journal.
- The Henry James Review published the classic literary crossover "The Master Lesson: James Reading Shakespeare" in 1991.