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Shakespeare's early history plays : from chronicle to stage

Author: Dominique Goy-Blanquet
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Illuminating and instructive, Shakespeare's Early History Plays not only includes close investigation of the verbal, poetic, and political texture of the plays, but also provides a broad overview of their wider sixteenth-century historiographical contexts, and of their significance to Shakespeare's oeuvre more generally."--Jacket.
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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; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Goy-Blanquet
ISBN: 0198119879 9780198119876
OCLC Number: 51316213
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The mysteries of HenryVI --
National unity and military honor --
Plotters and plot --
Grammatical laws --
Unhappy families --
The dawn of tragedy --
Unnatural born killer --
Certain dregs of conscience.
Responsibility: Dominique Goy-Blanquet.
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Like many of his fellow playwrights, Shakespeare turned to national history for inspiration. This book provides a comparison of the Henry VI plays and Richard III with their sources, demonstrating  Read more...

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