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Shakespeare's serial history plays

Author: Nicholas Grene
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print 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: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Grene
ISBN: 0521773415 9780521773416 9780521045636 0521045630
OCLC Number: 47136557
Description: xvii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. I. The Story of the Histories --
1. Serialising the chronicles --
2. Staging the national epic --
Pt. II. Henry VI-Richard III --
3. War imagined --
4. The emergence of character --
5. Curses and prophecies --
Pt. III. Richard II-Henry V --
6. Looking back --
7. Hybrid histories --
8. Change and identity.
Responsibility: Nicholas Grene.
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