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Shakespeare's History Plays : (richard II to Henry V) - Graham Holderness

Shakespeare's History Plays

(richard II to Henry V)

By: Graham Holderness (Editor)


Published: 20th October 1992
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This New Casebook on Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy (Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V) is an anthropology of contemporary criticism, all produced within the last twenty years, most within the last ten. It aims to problematise rather than merely reflect traditional methods and assumptions. Most of the essays deal with the historical plays as interconnected elements via the theoretical perspectives of New Historicism, feminism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction and Marxism. Other essays on individual plays represent a further range of critical methods and theoretical approaches, including linguistics, anthropology, social history, textual and bibliographical studies and cultural materialism.

Introduction; G.Holderness - The Artist as Historian; R.Ornstein - Rituals of State/Strategies of Power; L.Tennenhouse - History, Tragedy and Gender; L.Bamber - The Shadow of the Male; C.Kahn - Shakespearean Authority; R.Knapp - Making Histories; C.Belsey - Richard II: Metadrama and the Fall of Speech; J.L.Calderwood - Henry IV, Part One: Rituals of Violence; D.Cohen - Henry IV: Carnival and History; G.Holderness - Henry V: Text and History; A.Patterson - History and Ideology: Henry V; J.Dollimore & A.Sinfield

ISBN: 9780333549025
ISBN-10: 0333549023
Series: New Casebooks (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 20th October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.64 x 21.29  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 18