Theatre Professor Edits New Julius Caesar Reader

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley is the editor of Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader, recently released by Bloomsbury Publishing. Issued in the Arden Early Modern Drama Guides series, the reader surveys the performance history, major themes, and critical reception of Shakespeare's tragedy in a detailed timeline and eight essays:

  • Julius Caesar Timeline (Andrew James Hartley, UNC Charlotte, USA)
  • Introduction (Andrew James Hartley, UNC Charlotte, USA)
  • The Critical Backstory (Daniel Cadman, Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
  • Performance History (Andrew James Hartley, UNC Charlotte, USA)
  • The State of the Art (Domenico Lovascio, University of Genoa, Italy)
  • Julius Caesar, Ovidian Transformation and the Martyred Body on the Early Modern Stage (Lisa S. Starks-Estes,University of South Florida St. Petersburg, USA)
  • Nietzsche's Caesar: Striking Our Debt to Moral Tragedy (Todd Landon Barnes, Ramapo College, USA)
  • The Ambivalence of Julius Caesar (John Curran, Marquette University, USA)
  • The Death of the Roman Republic: Julius Caesar and Cicero (Warren Chernaik, King's College, London, UK)

Dr. Hartley has published both academic and popular treatments of Shakespeare, including novelizations of Hamlet and Macbeth, co-written with David Hewson. Focusing on Shakespeare in performance, he has written three scholarly books (his Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in Performance) was published by Manchester University Press) and edited the collection of essays Shakespeare on the University Stage, published by Cambridge University Press.