All the articles and volumes indicated below (primary and secondary sources) are COMPULSORY reading:
William Shakespeare, MACBETH. (suggested edition: OUP, edited by Nicholas Brooke, 1990);
William Shakespeare, THE TEMPEST (suggested edition: The Arden Shakespeare, edited by V. Mason Vaughan, revised edition, Bloombsbury, 2011);
Ben Jonson, THE MASQUE OF QUEENS in David Lindley, COURT MASQUES. JACOBEAN AND CAROLINE ENTERTAINMENTS 1605-1640, OUP, 1995, pp. 35-53(the text of the masque is also available online at the following address http://hollowaypages.com/jonson1692fame.htm
William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford, THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (suggested edition: Manchester University Press, edited by Peter Corbin and Douglas Sedge, 1997);
Mary Cowden Clarke, "The Thane's Daughter" in THE GIRLHOOD OF SHAKESPEARE'S HEROINES, volume 1, CUP, 2009 (first ed. 1851), pp. 93-168.
Charles and Mary Lamb, "Macbeth" in TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE, 1807 (available in several modern editions and online
Students are advised to buy the suggested editions of the texts when indicated. Additional texts (excerpts from Dr Faustus, Othello etc.) will be made available in Moodle (http://moodle.unive.it
) - students will have to download them in advance and bring them to class.
CONTEXT AND CRITICISM (equally compulsory)
Helen Hackett, A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH RENAISSANCE DRAMA, London, I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Malcolm Gaskill, WITCHCRAFT. A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION, 2010
Laura Tosi, "How Many Children Read Lady Macbeth? Prose Versions of the Scottish Play for Children", The Shakespearean International Yearbook, vol. 13, 2013, pp. 73-92 (available in Moodle)
Julie Sanders, ADAPTATION AND APPROPRIATION, Routledge, 2006 (pp. 1-62)