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International Shakespeare Conference 2020



Hello and welcome!  We hope that you and families are keeping well in the era of social distancing.  In light of COVID-19 we've decided to take our exhibit stands online.  It’s not like being at the event in person, but we hope it offers at least some semblance of normality during this challenging time.  Below you will find a list of the books we would have had on display, as well as information on who to contact if you are interested in publishing with us.  We've also increased our online discount so that being at home doesn't mean you have to miss out on conference prices, if you're in the market for a good book that is.  If not, then perhaps just close your eyes for a moment and pretend you’re in the exhibit hall, about to head off to the wine reception or grab a coffee…

And now that you've got yourself that all important drink, how about a quick word with one of our editors:

Emily Hockley

Editor Profile

Name: Emily Hockley

Title: Commissioning Editor

Contact: To find out more about Emily's publishing background and how to get in touch, please click here


A Message from Our Editor

I’m sorry not to have a chance to meet with many of you in Stratford-upon-Avon this year. In the absence of an in-person conference, please do email me your proposals and browse our wares virtually. I’m delighted to announce that three of our wonderful authors have been nominated for the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award 2020: Harriet Philips for Nostalgia in Print and Performance, 1510-1613, Lieke Stelling for Religious Conversion in Early Modern Drama and Emma Whipday for Shakespeare’s Domestic Tragedies. The year has also seen the launch of the Cambridge Shakespeare online platform – if you’d like to arrange a free trial for your university, get in touch. And don’t forget to use your conference discount on Lois Potter’s fresh introduction to the New Cambridge Shakespeare King Lear, as well as to pre-order the sumptuous All the Sonnets of Shakespeare, edited by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells.


If journals are more your thing, then here are a few that we think might be of particular interest.  

Conference Offers

30% Discount

We have increased our online discount to 30% to match the offer that would have been available to delegates at our conference stand.  Regrettably, the online offer is limited to certain countries (for the full list of the countries included in the offer please see ), however our customer services team are more than happy to accept orders offline and will honour the discount for customers in all countries where trading sanctions do not apply.  Please contact with your order details and reference the conference discount code noted below.

Free Shipping

It’s not your fault that you can’t buy a book from us in person at the moment so we will also be offering free shipping on all online orders for books included in this promotion.  For full terms and conditions please visit


2 August – 6 August 2020

The conference discount for the following titles is no longer available.

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