Readership: Students and scholars of Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; students and scholars of post-Reformation religion.
Gillian Woods, Lecturer in Renaissance Theatre and Drama at Birkbeck College, University of London
Gillian Woods is a Lecturer in Renaissance Theatre and Drama at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has published on a range of early modern drama, including works by Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, John Ford and Anthony Munday.
"Clear vision, acute intelligence, and literary sensitivity." - Helen Hackett, Times Literary Supplement
"Woods's erudite study of a range of Shakespeares plays represents a necessary and important interjection into those apparently overworked fields of study: Shakespeare and religion, and Shakespeare and Catholicism ... It is to be hoped that Woods's challenging and authoritative analysis will lead to a similar re-examination of other texts from the early modern period, a return to literary criticism as the primary method of analysis, and less dogma when addressing the question of religion and early modern drama." - Paul Quinn, English
"[Woods'] thoughtful readings of Shakespeare are well supported by
copious annotations from tracts and sermons as well as by parallel readings from a range of dramatic works from the period." - Julia Reinhard Lupton, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
Incorporating the Past in 1 Henry VI
Converting Names in Love's Labour's Lost
Seeming Difference in Measure for Measure and All's Well that Ends Well
Affecting Possession in King Lear
Knowing Fiction in The Winter's Tale