This eighth volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook presents a special section on 'European Shakespeares', proceeding from the claim that Shakespeare's literary craft was not just native English or British, but was filtered and fashioned through a Renaissance awareness that needs to be recognized as European, and that has had effects and afterlives across the Continent. Guest editors Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo have constructed this section to highlight both how the spread of 'Shakespeare' throughout Europe has brought together the energies of a wide variety of European cultures across several centuries, and how the inclusion of Shakespeare in European culture has been not only a European but also a world affair. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Greece, France, and Hungary. In addition to the section on European Shakespeares, this volume includes essays on the genre of romance, issues of character, and other topics.

part I|164 pages

Special Section

chapter 1|34 pages

“Mingled Yarn”: The State of Computing in Shakespeare 2.0

ByBrett D. Hirsch, Hugh Craig

chapter 2|20 pages

Shakespeare’s Insides: A Systematic Study of a Dramatic Device

ByMarcus Nordlund

chapter 4|32 pages

SET Free: Breaking the Rules in a Processual, User-Generated, Digital Performance Edition of Richard the Third

ByJennifer Roberts-Smith, Shawn DeSouza-Coelho, Teresa Dobson, Sandra Gabriele, Omar Rodriguez-Arenas, Stan Ruecker, Stéfan Sinclair, Paul Stoesser, Alexandra Kovacs

chapter 5|16 pages

YouTube, Shakespeare and the Sonnets: Textual Forms, Queer Erasures

ByStephen O’Neill

chapter 6|16 pages

“The World Together Joins”: Electronic Shakespearean Collaborations

BySheila T. Cavanagh, Kevin A. Quarmby

chapter 7|10 pages

Mediating Textual Annotation in the Online Scholarly Edition

BySarah Neville

chapter 8|12 pages

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive

ByChristy Desmet

chapter 9|6 pages

Shakespeare’s Globe Goes Global Shakespeares

ByWhitney Anne Trettien

chapter 10|4 pages

Shakespeare’s The Tempest, App for iPad

ByEric Rasmussen

part II|24 pages

chapter 11|44 pages

The Field in Review: Shakespeare in Changing Times and a Changing World

ByEma Vyroubalová