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Shakespeare's serial history plays

Shakespeare's serial history plays

Author: Nicholas Grene
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book provides a re-reading of the two sequences of English history plays, Henry VI-Richard III and Richard II-Henry V, looking both at their original creation in the 1590s and at modern serial  Read more...

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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Grene
ISBN: 0521773415 9780521773416
OCLC Number: 1014524604
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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"...the study does contribute to understanding how the history plays show different aspects of Shakespeare's process of composition and design as he matured as a playwright." Choice "This work is Read more...

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