Blackwell Guides to Criticism: Shakespeare's Histories: A Guide to Criticism

Editor/Author Smith, Emma
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-0-631-22007-7
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Book Status: Available
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This Guide steers students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare's history plays, enhancing their enjoyment and broadening their critical repertoire. Guides students through four centuries of critical writing on Shakespeare's history plays. Covers both significant early views and recent critical interventions.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Histories
  • 2 Genre
  • Richard III and the Shape of History - Marjorie Garber
  • The Instability of History in the Henry IV Sequence - Paola Pugliatti
  • 3 Language
  • Psychoanalysing the Shakespeare Text - Harry Berger
  • Value and Metaphor in the Lancastrian Tetralogy - Sandra K. Fischer
  • 4 Gender and Sexuality
  • Elizabeth - Leah S. Marcus
  • King John - Jean E. Howard and Phyllis Rackin
  • 5 History and Politics
  • Shakespeare's Irish History - Andrew Murphy
  • Shakespeare and National Identities - Graham Holderness
  • 6 Performance
  • In the Context of English History - Margaret Shewring
  • Stagecraft and Imagery in Shakespeare's Henry VI - Alan C. Dessen