Series Introduction, Andrew Hiscock and Lisa Hopkins Macbeth Timeline Introduction, John Drakakis and Dale Townshend 1. The Critical Backstory, Sandra Clarke 2. Performance History, Laury Magnus 3. The State of the Art, Julie Sanders 4. New Directions i. Macbeth in the Present, Terence Hawkes ii. Unsexing Macbeth, Dale Townshend iii. Macbeth, Religion and Nationalism, Adrian Streete iv. Macbeth and Sovereignty 5. Resources, Christy Desmet Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index
Introducing key themes and the history of the play's performance and critical reception, this is a comprehensive guide to Macbeth by leading international scholars.
John Drakakis is Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling, UK. He is editor of Alternative Shakespeares, Shakespearean Tragedy, the Arden 3 edition of The Merchant of Venice, General Editor of Routledge's New Critical Idiom series, and joint editor and contributor to Gothic Shakespeares. Dale Townshend is Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Stirling, UK. He is author of The Orders of the Gothic and co-editor of Gothic Shakespeares.