Catherine Nicholson is a Professor of English at Yale and the author of Reading and Not Reading “The Faerie Queene” and Uncommon Tongues. (November 2023)
Theater for a New Audience
From the beginning, the First Folio helped to fashion Shakespeare's work into a canon of vernacular drama.
Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book
by Emma Smith
Shakespeare’s Book: The Story Behind the First Folio and the Making of Shakespeare
by Chris Laoutaris
Shakespeare’s Syndicate: The First Folio, Its Publishers, and the Early Modern Book Trade
by Ben Higgins
November 2, 2023 issue
Right Busy with Sticks and Spales
The historian Nicholas Orme lets us glimpse what the sixteenth century was like for children.
by Nicholas Orme
June 22, 2023 issue
For Milton, innocence was interesting—a significant innovation on his biblical source material.
Domestic Georgic: Labors of Preservation from Rabelais to Milton
by Katie Kadue
Coming To: Consciousness and Natality in Early Modern England
by Timothy M. Harrison
Poet of Revolution: The Making of John Milton
by Nicholas McDowell
Making Darkness Light: A Life of John Milton
by Joe Moshenska
June 23, 2022 issue
The Triumph of Mutabilitie
Edmund Spenser's long, daunting The Faerie Queen combines political allegory with some of the most flickering, ambiguous poetry in English.
Edmund Spenser and the Eighteenth-Century Book
by Hazel Wilkinson
by Gordon Teskey
July 1, 2021 issue