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ANTHEM PERSPECTIVES IN LITERATURE


Titles in the Anthem Perspectives in Literature series are designed to contextualize classic works of literature for readers today within their original social and cultural environments. The books present historical, biographical, political, artistic, moral, religious and philosophical material from the period that enable readers to understand a text’s meaning as it would have struck the original audience. These approachable but informative books aims to uncover the period and the people for whom texts were written; their values and views, their anxieties and demons, what made them laugh and cry, their loves and hates. The series is targeted at high-achieving A Level, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement pupils, undergraduates following Shakespeare and Renaissance drama modules and an intellectually curious audience.


Proposals

We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com


  1. 'The Tempest' in Context
     
    Sin, Repentance and Forgiveness
    Keith Linley

    How did the court audience of 1611 respond to this unusual play? Situating ‘The Tempest’ in its time, this guide explains the Christian ethics, contemporary political scene, literary atmosphere and requirements of tragi-comedy that inform the background of this magical and mysterious play.

    PRICE:  £14.99  /  $24.95
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    Paperback | February 2015 | ISBN 9781783083756

  2. 'King Lear' in Context
     
    The Cultural Background
    Keith Linley

    How did the court audience of 1606 respond to Shakespeare’s most disturbing tragedy? This guide to the various contexts that situate ‘King Lear’ in its time uncovers the Christian ethics, contemporary political scene, literary atmosphere and requirements of tragedy that all inform the background of this harrowing play.

    PRICE:  £14.99  /  $24.95
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    Paperback | February 2015 | ISBN 9781783083732

  3. 'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context
     
    The Politics of Passion
    Keith Linley

    Tragic love story or the downfall of a drunken fool and a ruthless schemer? How did Jacobeans see this play? This guide recovers the various contexts that situate ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ in its time, explains the Christian ethics, the contemporary political scene, the literary atmosphere and requirements of tragedy that inform its background.

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    Paperback | February 2015 | ISBN 9781783083770