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The Resource Shakespeare: the histories; : a collection of critical essays,, edited by Eugene M. Waith

Shakespeare: the histories; : a collection of critical essays,, edited by Eugene M. Waith

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Shakespeare: the histories; : a collection of critical essays,
Title
Shakespeare: the histories;
Title remainder
a collection of critical essays,
Statement of responsibility
edited by Eugene M. Waith
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Language
eng
Summary
"After centuries of eclipse, the history plays of Shakespeare have in recent years reclaimed much of the popularity and high repute they enjoyed with their original Elizabethan audience. In large measure this striking revival has been engendered by acute critical re-examination of both the scope of artistry and the thematic complexity to be found in the Histories. In these essays, selected to represent a cross-section of this re-examination, the Histories are considered both individually an as part of a dramatic sequence. Special attention is given to the origins of the history play and to the world of Elizabethan england as wel as to the place ofthe Histories in Shakespeare's artistic and intellectual development. At the heart of the Histories, as these critics emphasize, lies the problem of power-its use and misuse, its prerogatives and responsibilities, its glittering rewards and grim reckoning. the plays establish a moral pattern in human affairs, a pattern consistenyly elduing defintion, filled with the ambiguity and self-contradiction which forms an integral part of Shakespeare's genius. The concern of the Histories is with duty, not conscienc; their hero is not the individual but the state, whose welfare is the standard by which all action must be judged. Yet within this framework appear such vivid figures as the tormented Richard II, the rollicking young Prince Hal, the gallant Hotspur, the immortal Sir John falstaff. These essays offer a memorable intriduction to works of singular relevance for an age of modern power politics and moral perlexity." -- book jacket
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Waith, Eugene M
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822.33
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Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2982
LC item number
.W3 1965
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tillyward, E.M.W
  • Rossiter, A.P
  • Wilson, Dover, J
  • Traversi, Derek
  • Kermode, Frank
Series statement
A Spectrum book
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Historical drama, English
  • Great Britain
  • Kings and rulers in literature
Label
Shakespeare: the histories; : a collection of critical essays,, edited by Eugene M. Waith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-185)
Contents
  • King John
  • commodity and Honour in King John /r James L. Calderwood
  • The Second Tetralogy, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V
  • The Historical Pattern from Richard II to Henry V /r Derek Traversi
  • A Little more than a little /r R.J. Dorius
  • Falsatff and the Prince /r J. Dover Wilson
  • Introduction to Henry V /r J.H. Walter
  • Henry VIII
  • What is Shakespear's Henry VIII About? /r Frank Kermode
  • Chronology of Important Dates
  • Introduction /r Eugene M. Waith
  • Notes of the Editor and Authors
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Background
  • English History in the Sixteenth Century /r Lily B. Campbell
  • The Elizabethan World Order /r E.M.W. Tillyard
  • Origins of the History Play /r M.M. Reese
  • The First Tetralogy, Henry VI-Richard III
  • The Frame of Disorder, Henry VI /r J.P. Brockbank
  • Angel with Horns:The Unity of Richard III /r A.P. Rossiter
Control code
ocm00711389
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
185 pages
Lccn
65011881 //r922
System control number
(Sirsi) o00711389
Label
Shakespeare: the histories; : a collection of critical essays,, edited by Eugene M. Waith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-185)
Contents
  • King John
  • commodity and Honour in King John /r James L. Calderwood
  • The Second Tetralogy, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V
  • The Historical Pattern from Richard II to Henry V /r Derek Traversi
  • A Little more than a little /r R.J. Dorius
  • Falsatff and the Prince /r J. Dover Wilson
  • Introduction to Henry V /r J.H. Walter
  • Henry VIII
  • What is Shakespear's Henry VIII About? /r Frank Kermode
  • Chronology of Important Dates
  • Introduction /r Eugene M. Waith
  • Notes of the Editor and Authors
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Background
  • English History in the Sixteenth Century /r Lily B. Campbell
  • The Elizabethan World Order /r E.M.W. Tillyard
  • Origins of the History Play /r M.M. Reese
  • The First Tetralogy, Henry VI-Richard III
  • The Frame of Disorder, Henry VI /r J.P. Brockbank
  • Angel with Horns:The Unity of Richard III /r A.P. Rossiter
Control code
ocm00711389
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
185 pages
Lccn
65011881 //r922
System control number
(Sirsi) o00711389

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