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. Now backnumbers are gradually being reissued in paperback.
1. Shakespeare and the eighteenth century: criticism and research Catherine M. S. Alexander; 2. Daddy's girls: Shakespearian daughters and eighteenth-century ideology Jean I. Marsden; 3. Shakespeare and Clarissa: 'general nature', genre and sexuality Martin Scofield; 4. Early Georgian politics and Shakespeare: the Black Act and Charles Johnson's Love in a Forest (1723) Katherine West Scheil; 5. Race mattered: Othello in late eighteenth-century England Virginia Mason Vaughan; 6. From Pericles to Marina: 'while women are to be had for money, love, or importunity' Sonia Massai; 7. A thousand twangling instruments: music and The Tempest on the eighteenth-century London stage Irena Cholij; 8. Double Falsehood and the verbal parallels with Shelton's Don Quixote A. Luis Pujante; 9. Eighteenth-century performances of Shakespeare recorded in the theatrical portraits of the Garrick Club Desmond Shawe-Taylor; 10. Eighteenth-century editing, 'appropriation', and interpretation Marcus Walsh; 11. Shakespeare Survey: beginnings and continuities Philip Edwards; 12. Destined livery? Character and person in Shakespeare William Dodd; 13. Prejudice and law in The Merchant of Venice B. J. Sokol; 14. 'Many a civil monster': Shakespeare's idea of the centaur Eric C. Brown; 15. Shakespeare's international currency John Russell Brown; 16. Repeopling the Globe: the opening season at Shakespeare's Globe, London 1997 Michael Cordner; 17. Shakespeare performances in England, 1997 Robert Smallwood; 18. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, 1996 Niky Rathbone; 19. The Year's contributions to Shakespeare Studies: 1. Critical studies reviewed by Janette Dillon, 2. Shakespeare's life, times and stage reviewed by Alison Findlay, 3. Editions and textual studies reviewed by John Jowett.