Shakespeare and History (Shakespeare Yearbook v. 6.)

Shakespeare and History (Shakespeare Yearbook v. 6.)

By: Rowland Wymer (editor), Holger Klein (editor)Hardback

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This yearbook, one of a series, contains essays by international scholars which deal with the historical content of Shakespeare's plays, and his attitude towards characters in history. The essay topics include the tragic use of history, Shakespeare's political context and Jacobean political mythologies.


Revisionist History and Shakespeare's Political Context (Glenn Burgess); Power of Myths and Myths of Power: Shakespeare's History Plays and Modern Historiography (Jean-Christopher Mater); New Historicism and History Plays (Lisa Hopkins); Truth, History and Stage Representation: The Henry VI Plays at Stratford upon Avon (Michael Scott); The Limits of Modernity in Shakespeare's King John (Steve Longstaffe); Henry V and the Chivalric Revival (Robin Headlam Wells); History's Sir Thomas and Shakespeare's Erpingham (Christopher Smith); "Possessed With Rumours": Popular Speech and King John (Dermot Cavanagh); Coriolanus and The Tragic Use of History (David Farley-Hills); Instruments of Darkness: Macbeth, Ovid, and Jacobean Political Mythologies (Zara Bruzzi); Macbeth and the Social History of Witchcraft (B. J. Sokol); Changing Histories and Ideologies of "Colonialist" English Drama: Shakespeare's The Tempest and Fletcher and Massinger's The Sea-Voyage (Rachana Sachdev); Shakespeare's Secrets: Family, Politics, Religion, and a Source for Love's Labours Lost (Margarita Stocker); 'Playing the Cook': Nurturing Men in Titus Andronicus (Ann Christensen); Trials of Marriage in Measure for Measure (Dincy Carlson); A Note on Shakespeare's Tempest and Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea (Sabine Coelsch-Foisner); M. Arden of Feversham as a Mystery Play (Robert F. Fleissner).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773488373
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9780773488373
  • ISBN10: 0773488375

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