Contents

Volume XXVIII: Politics and the Citizen

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Essays

Again, Poets and Julius Caesar
by Margaret Maurer

The Ethiop's Ear: Race, Sexuality, and Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
by Nicholas F. Radel

"A Carrion Death": The Theme of the Gold Casket in The Merchant of Venice
by James W. Stone

Domestic Economies in The Taming of the Shrew: Amassing Cultural Credit
by Stephanie Chamberlain

"I woo'd thee with my sword, / And won thy love doing thee injuries": The Erotic Economies of A Midsummer Night's Dream
by Gabriel Rieger

"Duble Vantage": Tennis and Sonnet 88
by Fred Blick

Performance Reviews

The 2009 Season at London's Globe Theatre
by Peter J. Smith

The 2009 Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Othello
by Craig Barrow and Bryan Adams Hampton

The National Theatre's The Revenger's Tragedy and The Royal Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008)
by John R. Ford

The 2008 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Season
by Michael W. Shurgot

Book Reviews

Julia Reinhard Lupton, Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology.
Reviewed by Aaron Kitch

Andrew Hadfield, Shakespeare and Republicanism; Oliver Arnold, The Third Citizen: Shakespeare's Theater and the Early Modern House of Commons.
Reviewed by Jason E. Cohen

Paul Kottman, A Politics of the Scene.
Reviewed by Philip Lorenz

Paul Griffiths, Lost Londons: Change, Crime and Control in the Capital City 1550-1660.
Reviewed by Adam H. Kitzes

Poetry

The Faults of Fairies
by Rosemary Dunn Moeller

Sylvius
by James B. Nicola

Shakespeare of Westinghouse
by Sean Lause

Envoi: A Kitchen in Verona
by Dolores Stewart