For its eighteenth volume, The Shakespearean International Yearbook surveys the present state of Shakespeare studies, addressing issues that are fundamental to our interpretive encounter with Shakespeare’s work and his time, across the whole spectrum of his literary output. Contributions are solicited from among the most active and insightful scholars in the field, from both hemispheres of the globe. New trends are evaluated from the point of view of established scholarship, and emerging work in the field is encouraged. Each issue includes a special section under the guidance of a specialist guest editor, along with coverage of the current state of the field. An essential reference tool for scholars of early modern literature and culture, this annual publication captures, from year to year, current and developing thought in Shakespeare scholarship and theater practice worldwide. There is a particular emphasis on Shakespeare studies in global contexts.

part I|200 pages

Soviet Shakespeare

chapter 1|15 pages


Shakespeare After the October Revolution
ByNatalia Khomenko

chapter |2 pages

Early Soviet Context

ByTom Bishop, Alexa Alice Joubin, Natalia Khomenko

chapter 2|22 pages

Ivan Aksenov and Soviet Shakespeare

ByAleksei Semenenko

chapter 3|18 pages

Stalin and Shakespeare

ByIrena R. Makaryk

chapter 4|22 pages

Shakespeare, Formalism, and Socialist Realism

The Censured Hamlets of Michael Chekhov and Nikolay Akimov
ByKim Axline Morgan

chapter |2 pages

Late Soviet Context

ByTom Bishop, Alexa Alice Joubin, Natalia Khomenko

chapter 5|17 pages

Feeling Love in Soviet Russia

The Slippery Lessons of Romeo and Juliet
ByNatalia Khomenko

chapter 6|19 pages

Hamlet's Soviet Operatic Afterlife

Between Individuality and Allegory 1
ByMichelle Assay

chapter |2 pages

Soviet but Not Russian

Language and National Identity
ByTom Bishop, Alexa Alice Joubin, Natalia Khomenko

chapter 7|16 pages

Negotiating With the Socialist Realist Discourse

The Case of Romanian Shakespeare Scholarship
ByMadalina Nicolaescu

chapter 8|24 pages


ByJana B. Wild

chapter |2 pages

The Soviet Past After the Collapse

ByTom Bishop, Alexa Alice Joubin, Natalia Khomenko

chapter 9|18 pages

Laughing at Tragedy

Elena Chizhova's Critique of Popular Shakespeare
BySabina Amanbayeva

chapter 10|18 pages

Anti-Stratfordianism in Twentieth-Century Russia

Post-Soviet Melancholy and the Haunted Imagination 1
ByVladimir Makarov

part |35 pages

Part II

chapter 12|19 pages

Innovation and Retrospection

Some Books About Shakespeare and His Times, 2015-2016
ByJohn Mucciolo