xli, 324 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Contents: A scum of Britons? : Richard III and the Celtic reconquest / Philip Schwyzer -- The quality of mercenaries : contextualizing Shakespeare's scots in Henry IV and Henry V / Vimala C. Pasupathi -- War, the boar and Spenserian politics in Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis / Thomas Herron -- The howling of Irish wolves : As you like it and the Celtic Essex circle / Chris Butler -- Shakespeare's Elizabethan England/Jacobean Britain / Christopher Ivic -- Othello and the Irish question / Willy Maley -- Why should I play the Roman fool, and die/on mine own sword? : the Senecan tradition in Macbeth / Andrew J. Power -- To th' crack of doom : sovereign imagination as anamorphosis in Shakespeare's How of kings / Margaret Downs-Gamble -- Warriors and ruins : Cymbeline, heroism and the union of crowns / Stewart Mottram -- I myself would for Caernarfonshire : the old lady in King Henry VIII / Rory Loughnane -- The nation's poet : Milton's Shakespeare and the wars of the three kingdoms / Nicholas McDowell -- Shakespeare and transnational heritage in Dowden and Yeats / Rob Doggett -- Cymbeline and Cymbeline refinished : G.B. Shaw and the unresolved empire / Robin E. Bates -- Beyond MacMorris : Shakespeare, Ireland and critical contexts / Stephen O'Neill.