Criticism And Bibliography
Below are links to two brief essays that offer the user guidance in studying A Theatre and Complaints. Joseph Loewenstein of Washington University has provided a description of the manner in which the images included in A Theatre inflect the meaning of the poems they accompany titled "Reading The Illustrated Theatre." James Williams, a graduate student in the department of English at Washington University, has contributed "Edmund Spenser and the Discipline of Translation" which considers Spenser's revision of his original translations as a complex redaction in which Spenser compels the work of his predecessors to conform to his aims and ambitions as a poet.
The aim of each essay is not to offer a comprehensive analysis of A Theatre or the translations included in Complaints but rather to describe some of the rich complexity of these texts for the user who has begun to study the often strange, sometimes disturbing, and always rewarding poems included therein. The user will also find in this section of the site a short bibliography of works to aid him or her in further study of A Theater and Complaints.