visión de conjunto:Críticas The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare is a powerful and provocative meditation on the innovative cultural forms and emotional processes that emerged from the violent affective dislocations of memory identity and community of the English Reformation. Mullaney addresses issues of wide interest among scholars of early modern literature and culture through evocative readings of both familiar and unfamiliar plays that are consistently surprising insightful and original. (William N. West Northwestern University) Reseña del editor The crises of faith that fractured Reformation Europe also caused crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling as well as structures of belief were transformed; there was a reformation of social emotions as well as a Reformation of faith. As Steven Mullaney shows in The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare Elizabethan popular drama played a significant role in confronting the uncertainties and unresolved traumas of Elizabethan Protestant England. Shakespeare and his contemporaries-audiences as well as playwrights - reshaped popular drama into a new form of embodied social critical and affective thought. Examining a variety of works from revenge plays to Shakespeare's first history tetralogy and beyond Mullaney explores how post-Reformation drama not only exposed these faultlines of society on stage but also provoked playgoers in the audience to acknowledge all the differences they shared with one another. He demonstrates that our most lasting works of culture remain powerful largely because of their deep roots in the emotional landscape of their times. Biografía del autor Steven Mullaney is associate professor of English at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Place of the Stage: License Play and Power in Renaissance England.