By Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard

ISBN-10: 0470996544

ISBN-13: 9780470996546

ISBN-10: 0631226338

ISBN-13: 9780631226338

The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a unmarried entity, bargains a uniquely complete photo of present Shakespeare feedback. This quantity seems at Shakespeare’s histories.

  • Contains unique essays on each background play from Henry VI to Henry V.
  • Includes fourteen extra articles on such themes as censorship in Shakespeare's histories, the relation of Shakespeare's performs to different dramatic histories of the interval, Shakespeare's histories on movie, the homoerotics of Shakespeare's background performs, and country formation in Shakespeare's histories.
  • Brings jointly new essays from a various, foreign team of students.
  • Complements David Scott Kastan's A significant other to Shakespeare (1999), which inquisitive about Shakespeare as an writer in his historic context.
  • Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare experiences.

Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–3):
Chapter 2 The Writing of background in Shakespeare's England (pages 4–25): Ivo Kamps
Chapter three Shakespeare and modern Dramatists of heritage (pages 26–47): Richard Helgerson
Chapter four Censorship and the issues With heritage in Shakespeare's England (pages 48–69): Cyndia Susan Clegg
Chapter five country Formation and the English background performs (pages 70–93): Patricia A. Cahill
Chapter 6 The Irish textual content and Subtext of Shakespeare's English Histories (pages 94–124): Willy Maley
Chapter 7 Theories of Kingship in Shakespeare's England (pages 125–145): William C. Carroll
Chapter eight “To Beguile the Time, seem like the Time”: modern movie types of Shakespeare's Histories (pages 146–169): Peter J. Smith
Chapter nine The Elizabethan historical past Play: a real style? (pages 170–193): Paulina Kewes
Chapter 10 Damned Commotion: rebellion and uprising in Shakespeare's Histories (pages 194–219): James Holstun
Chapter eleven Manliness ahead of Individualism: Masculinity, Effeminacy, and Homoerotics in Shakespeare's heritage performs (pages 220–245): Rebecca Ann Bach
Chapter 12 French Marriages and the Protestant kingdom in Shakespeare's heritage performs (pages 246–262): Linda Gregerson
Chapter thirteen the 1st Tetralogy in functionality (pages 263–286): Ric Knowles
Chapter 14 the second one Tetralogy: functionality as Interpretation (pages 287–307): Lois Potter
Chapter 15 1 Henry VI (pages 308–324): David Bevington
Chapter sixteen Suffolk and the Pirates: Disordered kin in Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI (pages 325–343): Thomas Cartelli
Chapter 17 Vexed family: family members, nation, and the makes use of of girls in three Henry VI (pages 344–360): Kathryn Schwarz
Chapter 18 “The strength of Hope?” An Early glossy Reader of Richard III (pages 361–378): James Siemon
Chapter 19 King John (pages 379–394): Virginia Mason Vaughan
Chapter 20 The King's Melting physique: Richard II (pages 395–411): Lisa Hopkins
Chapter 21 1 Henry IV (pages 412–431): James Knowles
Chapter 22 Henry IV, half 2 (pages 432–450): Jonathan Crewe
Chapter 23 Henry V (pages 451–467): Andrew Hadfield

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The Historical Revolution in English Historical Writing and Thought, 1580–1640. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Gilbert, F. (1984). Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Politics and History in Sixteenth Century Florence. New York: Norton. Gransden, A. (1982). Historical Writing in England II: c. 1307 to the Early Sixteenth Century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Guicciardini, F. (1949). Ricordi, trans. N. H. Thomson. New York: S. F. Vanni. Haddock, B. A. (1980). An Introduction to Historical Thought.

Finding Sir John Oldcastle on the list of elect nation plays should alert us that, theatrically at least, Shakespeare was not of this party. As I have already remarked, Sir John Oldcastle was written to rebut Shakespeare’s Henriad. Borrowing from The Famous Victories of Henry V, Shakespeare had made Oldcastle the companion of Prince Henry’s lawless youth. Indeed, Shakespeare went well beyond The Famous Victories in giving his Oldcastle the unmistakable language of Puritan religiosity. Such a characterization could only be seen as a direct affront to the memory of a man reformers regarded as a Protestant hero and martyr.

Ricordi, trans. N. H. Thomson. New York: S. F. Vanni. Haddock, B. A. (1980). An Introduction to Historical Thought. London: Edward Arnold. Halle, E. (1548). The Union of Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre & Yorke. London. Hardyng, J. and Grafton, R. (1812) [1570]. The Chronicles of John Hardyng. London. Heywood, T. (1964). If You Know Not Me, You Know No Bodie; or, The Troubles of Queene Elizabeth. The Dramatic Works of Thomas Heywood, vol. 1. ed. R. H. Shepherd. New York: Russell and Russell, 89–247.

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