Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set.
• This volume surveys the theme of Shakespeare and narrative
1. Shakespeare's narremes Helmut Bonheim; 2. Stepping out of narrative line: a bit of word, and horse play in Venus and Adonis Margaret Tudeau-Clayton; 3. A 'consummation devoutly to be wished': the erotics of narration in Venus and Adonis Peter J. Smith; 4. Echoes inhabit a garden: the narratives of Romeo and Juliet Jill Levenson; 5. A Midsummer Night's Dream: comedy as Apotrope of myth A. D. Nuttall; 6. Plutarch, insurrection, and dearth in Coriolanus David George; 7. Shakespeare, crossing the Rubicon Cynthia Marshall; 8. Vernacular criticism and the scenes Shakespeare never wrote Michael D. Bristol; 9. The shadow of Lear's 'Houseless' in Dickens Adrian Poole; 10. Shakespearian margins in George Eliot's 'working-day world' John Lyon; 11. In her father's library: Margaret Fuller and the making of the American Miranda Phyllis McBride; 12. The magician in love Julia Griffin; 13. Narrative approaches to Shakespeare: active storytelling in schools Rex Gibson; 14. Monsters, magicians, movies: The Tempest and the final frontier Ruth Morse; 15. Shakespeare's self-repetitions and King John E. A. J. Honigmann; 16. Inside Othello Barbara Everett; 17. The view of London from the North and the playhouses in Holywell Herbert Berry; 18. Measured endings: how productions from 1720–1929 close Shakespeare's open silences in Measure for Measure Edward L. Rocklin; 19. Shakespearian Utopias Robert Shaughnessy; 20. Shakespeare performances in England, 1999 Robert Smallwood; 21. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, January - December 1998 Niky Rathbone; 22. The year's contributions to Shakespeare studies: 1. Critical studies reviewed by Edward Pechter; 2. Shakespeare's life, times, and stage reviewed by Alison Findlay; 3. Editions and textual studies reviewed by Eric Rasmussen; Books Received; Index.