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Shakespeare's histories and counter-histories

Author: Dermot Cavanagh; Stuart Hampton-Reeves; Stephen Longstaffe
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shakespeare's history plays have always been pivotal to our understanding of his works. This collection renews attention to these crucial plays by exploring official and unofficial versions of the past, histories and counter-histories, in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. By exploring the diversity of Shakespeare's engagement with history in all its forms, these contributors open up a range of new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dermot Cavanagh; Stuart Hampton-Reeves; Stephen Longstaffe
ISBN: 0719070740 9780719070747
OCLC Number: 70401957
Description: ix, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Staring at Clio : artists, histories and counter-histories / Stuart Hampton-Reeves --
Richard II and the performance of grief / John J. Joughin --
History, mourning and memory in Henry V / Dermot Cavanagh --
There is a history in all men's lives reinventing history in 2 Henry IV / Alison Thorne --
Good sometimes Queen : Richard II, Mary Stuart and the poetics of queenship / Alison Findlay --
Strange truths : the Stanleys of Derby on the English Renaissance stage / Lisa Hopkins --
Sea of troubles : the thought of the outside in Shakespeare's histories / Richard Wilson --
Commons will revolt : Woodstock after the Peasants' Revolt / Stephen Longstaffe --
National history to foreign calamity : a Mirror for Magistrates and early English tragedy / Jessica Winston --
Warlike women : `reproofe to these degenerate effeminate dayes'? / Carol Banks --
Of tygers' hearts and players' hides / Carol Chillington Rutter --
Mapping Shakespeare's Britain / Peter Holland.
Responsibility: edited by Dermot Cavanagh, Stuart Hampton-Rees and Stephen Longstaffe.

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Shakespeare's history plays have always been pivotal to our understanding of his works and their relationship to their political and cultural context. This collection renews attention to these  Read more...

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