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William Shakespeare

Image result for william shakespeareWidely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. Shakespeare’s plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe Theatre, a historical theatre, and company that is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.

In recognition of Shakespeare’s birth and death, Berghahn Journals would like to offer FULL ACCESS to Critical Survey* until May 7! To access, use the code Shakespeare19. View redemption instructions.
We are also delighted to announce publication of NEW Berghahn seriesShakespeare &

Shakespeare &

Series Editors:
Graham Holderness
Bryan Loughrey


Shakespeare is everywhere, permeating culture at every level; yet it is less well-recognized that culture also permeates Shakespeare. Shakespeare & explores Shakespeare and his work outside the lens of traditional literary studies. By intersecting the worlds beyond fiction and poetry with those disciplines outside of literature and drama, this series offers nuanced approaches that reveal a more diverse and complex legacy left by Shakespeare.

Formal submissions should be sent directly to Berghahn Books. For more information on Berghahn’s manuscript submission procedure, please look at the Info for Authors section on this web site. All submissions to this series, as well as any queries about the formal procedure, should be sent to


Shakespeare and StratfordVolume 1

Edited by Katherine Scheil
Afterword by Nicola J. Watson


The essays in this volume consider the various manifestations of the physical and metaphorical town on the Avon, across time, genre and place, from America to New Zealand, from children’s literature to wartime commemorations.


Shakespeare and CommemorationVolume 2 Forthcoming

Edited by Clara Calvo and Ton Hoenselaars


Memory and commemoration play a vital role not only in the work of Shakespeare, but also in the process that has made him a world author. As the contributors of this collection demonstrate, the phenomenon of commemoration has no single approach, as it occurs on many levels, has a long history, and is highly unpredictable in its manifestations.


Shakespeare and the Arab WorldVolume 3 Forthcoming

Edited by Katherine Hennessey and Margaret Litvin


Offering a variety of perspectives on the history and role of Arab Shakespeare translation, production, adaptation and criticism, this volume explores both international and locally focused Arab/ic appropriations of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.



Shakespeare and Creative CriticismVolume 4 Forthcoming

Edited by Rob Conkie and Scott Maisano


What kinds of critical insights are made possible only or especially via creative strategies? This volume examines how creative modes of writing might facilitate or inform new ways to critically engage with Shakespeare. Creative writing, demonstrated in a series of essays, reflections, stories and scenes, operates as a vehicle for exploring and articulating critical and theoretical ideas. In doing so, Shakespeare’s enduring creative and critical appeal is newly understood and critiqued.


For a full selection of Volumes in the series please visit series webpage.

Special Issues on Shakespeare from Berghahn Journals:


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·     Shakespeare and Money: Vol. 28, Issue 3

·     Shakespeare and War: Honour at the Stake: Vol. 30, Issue 1

·     Arab Shakespeares: Vol. 28, Issue 3

·     Creative Critical Shakespeares: Vol. 28, Issue 2

·     Radical Shakespeare: Vol. 26, Issue 3

·     Creating Shakespeare: Vol. 25, Issue 3

·     The Life of Shakespeare: Vol. 25, Issue 1

·     Shakespeare and Stratford: Vol. 24, Issue 2

·     Shakespeare and the Cultures of Commemoration: Vol. 22, Issue 2

·     Shakespeare and ‘the Personal Story‘: Vol. 21, Issue 3

·     Questioning Shakespeare: Vol. 21, Issue 2

·     Arab Shakespeare: Vol. 19, Issue 3

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