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Cambridge title named joint winner of the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award

Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England by David B Goldstein has been named joint winner of the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award.

The biennial prize is awarded to an in-depth study published in the last two years that has made a distinct contribution to the understanding of Shakespeare, his theatre, or his contemporaries. This year’s prize was awarded jointly to the Press and to Oxford University Press for their title Shakespeare’s Unreformed Fictions.

Sarah Stanton, Publishing Director, Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge University Press said; 'I am thrilled to learn that the Press has once again produced a Globe prize-winner in the form of David Goldstein's utterly original and engaging study of Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare's England, following Abigail Rokison's Shakespearean Verse-speaking which was the outright winner in 2012.'

Press author Goldstein is an Associate Professor of English at York University, Toronto. He writes on topics including Shakespeare, early modern and Renaissance literature, food studies, and contemporary poetry. He said; ‘It’s gratifying to see that the study of food in Shakespeare has moved from a pastime to a serious field of analysis.'

Goldstein and Woods will share the £3,000 cash prize as well as workshops on presentation skills in preparation for delivering a public lecture on their work in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in October. They will be presented with their prize by Shakespeare scholar, Professor Stanley Wells.

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