Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year's textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The current editor of Survey is Peter Holland. The first eighteen volumes were edited by Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 by Stanley Wells. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. For the first time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, available separately and as a set.
List of illustrations; 1. Shakespeare translation as cultural exchange Inga-Stina Ewbank; 2. Shakespeare, theatre production, and cultural politics John Russell Brown; 3. 'Amphitheaters in the body': playing with hands on the Shakespearian stage Michael Neill; 4. 'Shakespur and the Jewbill' James Shapiro; 5. Wilhelm S and Shylock Laurence Lerner; 6. Pilgrims of Grace: Henry IV historicized Tom McAlindon; 7. Holy war in Henry V Steven Marx; 8. Hamlet and the anxiety of modern Japan Yasunari Takahashi; 9. Hamlet's last words Tom Matheson; 10. Venetian culture and the politics of Othello Mark Matheson; 11. 'My music for nothing': musical negotiations in The Tempest Pierre Iselin; 12. The Tempest and cultural exchange Jean-Marie Maguin; 13. Caliban and Ariel write back Jonathan Bate; 14. Shakespearian rates of exchange in Czechoslovakia 1945-1989 Zdenek Stribrny; 15. 'Are you a party in this business?' Consolidation and subversion in East German Shakespeare productions Maik Hamburger; 16. The martyred knights of Georgian Shakespeariana Nico Kiasashvili; 17. Shakespeare performances in England, 1993-1994 Peter Holland; 18. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, January-December 1993 Niky Rathbone; 19. The year's contributions to Shakespeare studies David Lindley, Mark Thornton Burnett and H. R. Woudhuysen; Books received; Index.