Volume 7 of the journal Shakespeare is about to appear.
Highlights include an article by David Schalkwyk, Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, on love in The Merchant of Venice and Sonnets, a special issue on Shakespeare's collaborations with his successor as the King's men's in-house dramatist, John Fletcher, which resulted in their co-authored plays Henry VIII, The Two Noble Kinsmen, and Cardenio, and a detailed study of recent archaeological discoveries that throw light upon Shakespeare, his theatre, and his world. This last topic brings together theatre historians such as Andrew Gurr, the key academic force driving the London Globe reconstruction, cultural historians such as Natasha Korda, an expert on material culture and women's labour (particular in the making of costumes), and the Museum of London archaeologist Julian Bowsher who was responsible for the digs at the sites of The Rose, The Globe, The Theatre, and more recently elsewhere (as revealed for the first time in his article). The volume also contains articles on film and stage adaptations of Shakespeare, and reviews of recent productions and important publications. Because it is the organ of the BSA, this illustrated volume of _Shakespeare_ totalling 240,000 words is offered to BSA members at a fifth of its cover price to the general public.