FORTHCOMING FROM OUP: THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SHAKESPEARE AND DANCE

Oxford University Press has contracted The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance for publication in early 2017. Edited by Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University) and Dr Brandon Shaw (University of Malta), it will contain over 30 essays and is the first such collection to examine the relationship between William Shakespeare – his life, works, afterlife – and dance. Alan Brissenden’s 1981 Shakespeare and the Dance remains the seminal text for those interested in early modern dancing and its appearances within Shakespearean drama, but this new volume provides a single source of reference for dance as both an integral feature of sixteenth and seventeenth-century culture and as a means of translating Shakespearean text into movement.