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Stephen Booth


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

An Essay on Shakespeare's Sonnets. New Haven, 1969 [paperback, 1972].

The Book Called Holinshed's Chronicles. San Francisco, 1969.

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Edited with Analytic Commentary. New Haven, 1977 (Rev. ed., 1978; paperback, 1979; Rev.ed., 2000).

King Lear, Macbeth, Indefinition, & Tragedy. New Haven, 1983.

Liking Julius Caesar [pamphlet]. Ashland, Oregon, 1991.

Precious Nonsense: The Gettysburg Address, Ben Jonson's Epitaphs on His Children, and Twelfth Night. Berkeley, 1998

Exit Pursued by a Gentleman Born in Shakespeare's Art from a Comparative Prospective, ed. W.M. Aycock (Lubbock, 1981), pp. 51-66.

Milton's "How soon hath time': A Colossus in a Cherrystone, ELH, 49 (1982), 449-67 (with Jordan Flyer).

Poetic Richness: A Preliminary Audit in Pacific Coast Philology, XIX, No.1-2 (1984), 68-78.

The Shakespearean Actor as Kamikaze Pilot, Shakespeare Quarterly, 36 (1985), 553-70.

The Best Othello I Ever Saw, Shakespeare Quarterly, 40 (1989), 332-36.

The Function of Criticism at the Present Time and All Others, Shakespeare Quarterly, 41 (1990), 262-68. Reprinted in Teaching Literature: A Collection of Essays on Theory and Practice, ed. L.A. Jacobus (1996).

The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, Shakespeare Quarterly, 43 (1992), 476-83.

Close Reading without Readings in Shakespeare Reread: The Texts in New Contexts, ed. Russ McDonald (Ithaca: Cornell, 1994), pp. 42-55.

The Coherences of 1 Henry IV and of Hamlet in Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Hamlet and 1 Henry IV, ed. Peggy O'Brien (New York: Washington Square Press, 1994), pp. 32-46.

Twelfth Night and Othello: Those Extraordinary Twins in Shakespeare Set Free: Teaching Twelfth Night and Othello, ed. Peggy O'Brien (New York: Washington Square Press, 1995), pp. 22-32.

Shakespeare's Language and the Language of Shakespeare's Time, Shakespeare Survey 50 (1998), 1-17.

A Long, Dull Poem by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare Studies, 25 (1998), 229-37.

On the Aesthetics of Acting, in Shakespearean Illuminations, ed. Jay L. Halio and Hugh Richmond (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1998), pp. 255-66.

The Physics of Hamlet’s ‘Rogue and Peasant Slave’ Speech” in A Certain Text: Close Readings and Textual Studies on Shakespeare and Others, ed., Linda Anderson and Janis Lull (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2002), pp.  75-93.

Current Research
Professor Booth works on aesthetics, English Renaissance literature, and verse.

English Department Classes

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