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Shakespeare's serial history plays

Author: Nicholas Grene
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a re-reading of two sequences of English history plays, Henry VI-Richard III & Richard II-Henry V. Reconsidering the sources & staging practices of Shakespeare's time, it argues that they were designed for serial performance.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Grene
ISBN: 0521773415 9780521773416
OCLC Number: 47136557
Description: xvii, 278 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Chronology of major serial productions/adaptations; Note on the texts; Introduction: Part I. The Story of the Histories: 1. Serialising the chronicles; 2. Staging the national epic; Part II. Henry VI-Richard III: 3. War imagined; 4. The emergence of character; 5. Curses and prophecies; Part III. Richard II-Henry V: 6. Looking back; 7. Hybrid histories; 8. Change and identity; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Nicholas Grene.
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