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William Wordsworth, Second Generation Romantic: Contesting Poetry after Waterloo
We lament deaths that shorten great careers, as with Mary Wollstonecraft or John Keats. We puzzle over decisions to abandon success. Shakespeare retired to Stratford at the height of his powers; Arthur Rimbaud abandoned poetry at 20 to become, at differen…
Staging the Raj: The Dramatic Performances Act and Anti-Colonial Theater
Shortly after William Shakespeare’s famous words, “all the world’s a stage,” were uttered in the opening performance of As You Like It in the new Globe theater, the Red Dragon set sail to found the East India Company’s first …
Tom Stoppard in Context
Tom Stoppard is one of the world’s most lauded and commercially successful playwrights, author of more than a dozen award-winning and profitable plays for the West End and Broadway. He has also been successful in film, co-writing the Oscar-winning s…
Cambridge book wins World Fantasy Award
Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn has been named the winner of the Professional…
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