Shortlist for Shakespeare's Globe Award revealed

Shortlist for Shakespeare's Globe Award revealed

Titles on eating and ethics, disguised rulers and Catholic content in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries have been shortlisted for Shakespeare’s Globe 2014 Book Award.

The biennial award is granted to a first monograph that has made an important contribution to the understanding of Shakespeare, his theatre or his contemporaries.

David B. Goldstein’s Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England (Cambridge University Press) will compete against The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries (Ashgate) by Kevin A Quarmby and Shakespeare’s Unreformed Fictions (Oxford University Press) by Gillian Woods for the £3,000 cash prize.
 
The shortlist was selected by a panel of academics comprising: Patrick Spottiswoode (chair) and Dr Farah Karim-Cooper of Globe Education; Professor David Lindley from the University of Leeds; Professor Gordon McMullan of King’s College London; the University of Oxford’s Professor Laurie Maguire; and Dr Abigail Rokison, who works at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute and was the inaugural Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award winner in 2012.

The winner will be announced at the end of July. As well as the money, the winning author will receive a workshop on presentation skills in preparation for delivering their prizewinner's lecture at Shakespeare's Globe on 1st October, after which the award will be presented by Professor Stanley Wells.