A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume 2: The Histories by Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard

By Richard Dutton, Jean E. Howard

The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a unmarried entity, deals a uniquely complete image of present Shakespeare feedback. This quantity seems to be at Shakespeare’s histories.

  • Contains unique essays on each historical past play from Henry VI to Henry V.
  • Includes fourteen extra articles on such subject matters 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 heritage performs, and state formation in Shakespeare's histories.
  • Brings jointly new essays from a various, overseas team of students.
  • Complements David Scott Kastan's A better half to Shakespeare (1999), which enthusiastic about Shakespeare as an writer in his historic context.
  • Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare reports.

Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–3):
Chapter 2 The Writing of historical past in Shakespeare's England (pages 4–25): Ivo Kamps
Chapter three Shakespeare and modern Dramatists of heritage (pages 26–47): Richard Helgerson
Chapter four Censorship and the issues With historical past 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 historical past Play: a real style? (pages 170–193): Paulina Kewes
Chapter 10 Damned Commotion: insurrection 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 historical past 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 family members: relatives, 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 sleek 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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Entering the historical fray in different fashion, John Ford offers a controversial presentation of Perkin Warbeck, the man who claimed to be the Yorkist heir to the throne occupied by Henry VII. Taking a stance against “the libertie of vsing coniecture in Histories,” practiced by Ralegh (1971: 212–17) and many other historians, Ford simply refuses to interpret the identity of Perkin Warbeck beyond what the factual record grants, thereby castigating Hall, Holinshed, Gainsford, and Bacon, who all readily perpetuate the official Tudor line that Warbeck was an obvious fraud.

R. Woolf’s thesis that the historical revolution that was to incorporate these antiquarian skills and innovations did not occur until long after the age of Shakespeare. Until the late seventeenth century, narrative and antiquarian methods were hardly ever practiced in unison. But that does not mean that antiquarian innovations are any less important to Elizabethan and Jacobean drama than are the providentialism and psychological and political analyses of the chronicles or the humanists’ “politic” histories.

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