List of plates; 1. Studies in Shakespearian and other Jacobean tragedy, 1918-1972: a retrospect Clifford Leech; 2. 'Form and cause conjoin'd': Hamlet and Shakespeare's workshop Keith Brown; 3. The art of cruelty: Hamlet and Vindice R. A. Foakes; 4. From tragedy to tragi-comedy: King Lear as prologue Glynne Wickham; 5. Jacobean tragedy and the mannerist style Cyrus Hoy; 6. King Lear and doomsday Mary Lascelles; 7. Macbeth on horseback Leah Scragg; 8. Shakespeare's misanthrope Harry Levin; 9. Shakespeare's misanthrope Harry Levin; 10. Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus, Shakespeare's heroic tragedies: a Jacobean adjustment J. L. Simmons; 11. Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis sonnets C. H. Hobday; 12. Orlando: athlete of virtue John Doebler; 13. The unfolding of Measure for Measure James Black; 14. Shakespeare and the eye Cecil S. Emden; 15. No rome of safety: the Royal Shakespeare Season 1972 reviewed Peter Thomson; 16. The year's contributions to Shakespearian study Norman Sanders, Nigel Alexander and Richard Proudfoot; Index.