By Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard
The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a unmarried entity, deals a uniquely complete photo of present Shakespeare feedback. This quantity seems to be at Shakespeare’s histories.
- Contains unique essays on each background play from Henry VI to Henry V.
- Includes fourteen extra articles on such themes as censorship in Shakespeare's histories, the relation of Shakespeare's performs to different dramatic histories of the interval, Shakespeare's histories on movie, the homoerotics of Shakespeare's historical past performs, and country formation in Shakespeare's histories.
- Brings jointly new essays from a various, foreign staff of students.
- Complements David Scott Kastan's A better half to Shakespeare (1999), which fascinated with Shakespeare as an writer in his old context.
- Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare reports.
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–3):
Chapter 2 The Writing of heritage in Shakespeare's England (pages 4–25): Ivo Kamps
Chapter three Shakespeare and modern Dramatists of background (pages 26–47): Richard Helgerson
Chapter four Censorship and the issues With heritage in Shakespeare's England (pages 48–69): Cyndia Susan Clegg
Chapter five state Formation and the English background performs (pages 70–93): Patricia A. Cahill
Chapter 6 The Irish textual content and Subtext of Shakespeare's English Histories (pages 94–124): Willy Maley
Chapter 7 Theories of Kingship in Shakespeare's England (pages 125–145): William C. Carroll
Chapter eight “To Beguile the Time, appear like the Time”: modern movie models of Shakespeare's Histories (pages 146–169): Peter J. Smith
Chapter nine The Elizabethan background Play: a real style? (pages 170–193): Paulina Kewes
Chapter 10 Damned Commotion: rebel and uprising in Shakespeare's Histories (pages 194–219): James Holstun
Chapter eleven Manliness sooner than Individualism: Masculinity, Effeminacy, and Homoerotics in Shakespeare's background performs (pages 220–245): Rebecca Ann Bach
Chapter 12 French Marriages and the Protestant country in Shakespeare's background performs (pages 246–262): Linda Gregerson
Chapter thirteen the 1st Tetralogy in functionality (pages 263–286): Ric Knowles
Chapter 14 the second one Tetralogy: functionality as Interpretation (pages 287–307): Lois Potter
Chapter 15 1 Henry VI (pages 308–324): David Bevington
Chapter sixteen Suffolk and the Pirates: Disordered kin in Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI (pages 325–343): Thomas Cartelli
Chapter 17 Vexed kinfolk: kin, country, and the makes use of of girls in three Henry VI (pages 344–360): Kathryn Schwarz
Chapter 18 “The energy of Hope?” An Early glossy Reader of Richard III (pages 361–378): James Siemon
Chapter 19 King John (pages 379–394): Virginia Mason Vaughan
Chapter 20 The King's Melting physique: Richard II (pages 395–411): Lisa Hopkins
Chapter 21 1 Henry IV (pages 412–431): James Knowles
Chapter 22 Henry IV, half 2 (pages 432–450): Jonathan Crewe
Chapter 23 Henry V (pages 451–467): Andrew Hadfield
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The Historical Revolution in English Historical Writing and Thought, 1580–1640. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Gilbert, F. (1984). Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Politics and History in Sixteenth Century Florence. New York: Norton. Gransden, A. (1982). Historical Writing in England II: c. 1307 to the Early Sixteenth Century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Guicciardini, F. (1949). Ricordi, trans. N. H. Thomson. New York: S. F. Vanni. Haddock, B. A. (1980). An Introduction to Historical Thought.
In The Troublesome Reign, the implications of that same interference are more nearly apocalyptic than political, less a conflict between rulers and institutions than between Christ and Antichrist. This is not to make of Shakespeare a modern secularist. He was, on the contrary, intensely concerned, particularly in the Henry VI plays and Richard III, with the providential design of history. But divine providence, as represented in his history plays, agrees with him in confining its attention to the greatest affairs of state.
A. Pocock (1987) notes, for instance, that the humanists’ wish to “return to the ancient world as it really was” placed them “on the threshold of the modern historical consciousness” (p. 4). Kelley (1998) observes, “Scholars in the Middle Ages also had an appreciation of classical historiography, including the rhetorical forms and values on which this rested. Yet this historical sense was selective and subordinated to deep religious commitments and inhibitions which frustrated both a discriminating perspective on the ancient world and a clear perception of the differences not so much as ‘modern’ as a world darkening or ‘grown old,’ with a bright future reserved for things spiritual and posthumous.
A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume 2: The Histories by Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard