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The English History Play in the age of Shakespeare.

Author: Irving Ribner
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1957. This edition re-issues the second edition of 1965. Recognized as one of the leading books in its field, The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare presents the most comprehensive account available of the English historical drama from its beginning to the closing of the theatres in 1642 and relates this development to Renaissance historiography and Elizabethan political theory.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ribner., Irving.
English History Play in the age of Shakespeare.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Ribner
ISBN: 9781136566851 1136566856
OCLC Number: 863823629
Description: 1 online resource (371 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Preface to First Edition; 1 History and Drama in the Age of Shakespeare; 2 The Emergence of a Dramatic Genre; 3 Some Early English History Plays; 4 The Early Shakespeare; 5 Historical Tragedy and Moral History; 6 Shakespeare's Second Tetralogy; 7 The Biographical Play; 8 Legendary and Anglo-Saxon History; 9 The History Play in Decline; APPENDICES; A Note on Tudor Political Doctrine; B A Chronological List of Extant English History Plays, 1519-1653. C The Principal Sources of the English History PlayD A Select Bibliography of Secondary Materials; Subject Index.

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First published in 1957. This edition re-issues the second edition of 1965. Recognized as one of the leading books in its field, The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare presents the most comprehensive account available of the English historical drama from its beginning to the closing of the theatres in 1642 and relates this development to Renaissance historiography and Elizabethan political theory.

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