Shakespeare's Histories: A Guide to Criticism

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September 2003



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. Substantial editorial material links the articles and places them in context. Annotated suggestions for further reading allow students to investigate further.


Preface Acknowledgements1. The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Histories:2. Genre:OverviewMarjorie Garber, 'Descanting on Deformity: Richard III and the Shape of History'Paola Pugliatti, 'Time, Space and the Instability of History in the Henry IV sequence'3. Language: OverviewHarry Berger, 'Psychoanalysing the Shakespeare text: The first three scenes of the Henriad'Sandra Fischer, 'He Means to Pay': Value and Metaphor in the Lancastrian Tetralogy4. Gender and Sexuality:OverviewLeah Marcus, 'Elizabeth'Jean Howard and Phyllis Rackin, 'King John'5. History and Politics:OverviewAndrew Murphy, 'Shakespeare's Irish History'Graham Holderness, 'What Ish My Nation?' Shakespeare and National Identities6. Performance:OverviewMargaret Shewring, 'In the Context of English History'Alan Dessen, 'Stagecraft and Imagery in Shakespeare's Henry VI'Index


Emma Smith is Fellow of Hertford College and Lecturer in English at Oxford University. Her publications include Thomas Kyd: The Spanish Tragedie (ed. 1998) and Shakespeare in Production: Henry V (2000).

EAN: 9780631220077
ISBN: 0631220070
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2003
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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