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The Cambridge introduction to Shakespeare's history plays

Author: Warren L Chernaik
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines the continuing tradition of Shakespeare's history plays in stage and film productions as well as giving an account of the critical debate on these plays.
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Warren L Chernaik
ISBN: 9780521855075 0521855071 9780521671200 0521671205
OCLC Number: 154706328
Description: ix, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The uses of history --
The wars of the critics --
The Paper Crown: 1, 2, and 3 Henry VI --
Determined to prove a villain: Richard III --
Gain, be my lord: King John --
The death of kings: Richard II --
Lord of misrule: 1 and 2 Henry IV --
Band of brothers: Henry V --
Epilogue: Henry VIII.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Responsibility: Warren Chernaik.
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This lively and accessible 2007 introduction discusses each of Shakespeare's history plays, and their distinctive characteristics, in turn: the three early Henry VI plays; Richard III; King John;  Read more...

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