Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: Contents: Contexts for reading -- Vermin and parasites: Shakespeare's animal architectures / Karen Raber -- The ecology of self in Midsummer night's dream / Rboert N. Watson -- Gaia and the great chain of being / Gabriel Egan -- Is it Shakespearean ecocriticism if it isn't presentist? / Sharon O'Dair. Uk-SuSCL. Contents: Part II: Flora, fauna, weather, water -- "The nobleness of life": spontaneous generation and excremental life in Antony and Cleopatra / Edward J. Geisweidt -- The well-hung shrew / J. A. Shea and Paul Yachnin -- Felling Falstaff in Windsor Park / Vin Nardizzi -- It's all about the gillyvors: engendering art and nature in The winter's tale / Jennifer Munroe -- Tongues in stor: Shakespeare, ecological crisis, and the resources of genre / Steve Mentz -- Shakespeare and the global ocean / Dan Brayton. Uk-SuSCL. Contents: Part III: Presentism and pedagogy -- An ecocritic's Macbeth / Richard Kerridge -- Ophelia's plants and the death of violets / Rebecca Laroche -- Teaching Shakespeare in the ecotone / Lynne Bruckner -- Afterword: ecocriticism on the lip of a lion / Simon C. Estok. Uk-SuSCL. Summary, etc: Can reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare contribute to the health of the planet? To what degree are Shakespeare's plays anthropocentric or ecocentric? This collection engages with these questions in order to provide a better understanding of where and how ecocritical readings should be situated.