Performance Review for Marx-Shakespeare Special Issue

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare: A Journal
contact email: 

Call for Papers

For a special issue of Shakespeare: A Journal, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, we are inviting submissions of reviews, to be published in the Performance section of the journal, in which the reviewer, who is experienced in Marxist Shakespearean criticism, reviews a current Shakespeare theatrical production, film or other form of performance, broadly defined, using a lens that may include historicising, contextualising socially and economically, close-reading form, and reading dialectically. Reference to the situation in our contemporary world as part of the overall argument would be welcome as well.

The proposed length for the reviews is variable and negotiable – with an upper limit of 4000 words. It will depend on how the Performance section comes together. Some reviews might be short (around the 500-1000 word count), while others might require more space to do their job. 

Send proposals including details about the production under consideration for review by May 31, 2017 to and Final versions will be due at the end of Sept 2017.