1. Shakespeare and the eighteenth century: criticism and research Catherine M. S. Alexander; 2. DaddyOs girls: Shakespearian daughters and eighteenth-century ideology Jean I. Marsden; 3. Shakespeare and Clarissa: Ogeneral natureO, genre and sexuality Martin Scofield; 4. Early Georgian politics and Shakespeare: the Black Act and Charles JohnsonOs Love in a Forest (1723) Katherine West Scheil; 5. Race mattered: Othello in late eighteenth-century England Virginia Mason Vaughan; 6. From Pericles to Marina: Owhile women are to be had for money, love, or importunityO Sonia Massai; 7. A thousand twangling instruments: music and The Tempest on the eighteenth-century London stage Irena Cholij; 8. Double Falsehood and the verbal parallels with SheltonOs Don Quixote A. Luis Pujante; 9. Eighteenth-century performances of Shakespeare recorded in the theatrical portraits of the Garrick Club Desmond Shawe-Taylor; 10. Eighteenth-century editing, OappropriationO, and interpretation Marcus Walsh; 11. Shakespeare Survey: beginnings and continuities Philip Edwards; 12. Destined livery? Character and person in Shakespeare William Dodd; 13. Prejudice and law in The Merchant of Venice B. J. Sokol; 14. OMany a civil monsterO: ShakespeareOs idea of the centaur Eric C. Brown; 15. ShakespeareOs international currency John Russell Brown; 16 Repeopling the Globe: the opening season at ShakespeareOs Globe, London 1997 Michael Cordner; 17. Shakespeare performances in England, 1997 Robert Smallwood; 18. Professional Shakespeare productions in the British Isles, 1996 Niky Rathbone; 19. The YearOs contributions to Shakespeare Studies: 1 Critical studies reviewed by Janette Dillon, 2 ShakespeareOs life, times and stage reviewed by Alison Findlay, 3 Editions and textual studies reviewed by John Jowett.