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 that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterized the journal from the start. Most volumes of Survey have long been out of print. Back numbers are gradually being reissued in paperback. The theme for Shakespeare Survey 58 is 'Writing about Shakespeare'.
Part I: 1. Having our Will: imagination in recent Shakespeare biographies Lois Potter; 2. Toward a new biography of Shakespeare James Shapiro; 3. Jonson, Shakespeare and the exorcists Richard Dutton; 4. 'Lending soft audience to my sweet design': shifting roles and shifting readings of Shakespeare's 'A Lover's Complaint' Heather Dubrow; 5. 'Armed at point exactly': the ghost in Hamlet R. A. Foakes; 6. Writing about motive: Isabella, the Duke and moral authority Anna Kamaralli; 7. Writing performance: how to elegize Elizabethan actors Tobias Doring; 8. Elizabeth Montagu: 'Shakespear's poor little critick'? Fiona Ritchie; 9. Rewriting Lear's untender daughter: Fanny Price as a Regency Cordelia in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park Clara Calvo; 10. The prequel as palinode: Mary Cowden Clarke's Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines Sarah Annes Brown; 11. Shakespeare among the workers Andrew Murphy; 12. Virginia Woolf reads Shakespeare: or her silence on Master William Julia Briggs; 13. Shakespeare and the invention of the epic theatre: working with Brecht Charles Edelman; 14. Dramatising the dramatist Peter Holland; 15. Shakespeare in drama since 1990: vanishing act Jill L. Levenson; 16. Writing about [Shakespearean] performance Michael Dobson; 17. Shakespeare and the prospect of presentism Ewan Fernie; 18. Writing Shakespeare in the global economy Mark Thornton Burnett; 19. The 'complexion' of Twelfth Night Janet Clare; 20. Translation as appropriation: Vassilis Rotas, Shakespeare and modern Greek Tina Krontiris; 21. How old were Shakespeare's boy actors? David Kathman; 22. Mistress Taleporter and the triumph of time: slander and old wive's tales in The Winter's Tale Marion Wells; 23. Shakespeare performances in Ireland, 2002-4 Janet Clare; 24. Shakespeare performances in England, 2003-4 Michael Dobson; 25. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, January-December 2003 James Shaw; Part II. The Year's Contribution to Shakespeare Studies: 1. Critical studies reviewed by Ruth Morse; 2. Shakespeare in performance reviewed by Emma Smith; 3. Editions and textual studies reviewed by Eric Rasmussen.