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Shakespeare's early history plays: from chronicle to stage

Shakespeare's early history plays: from chronicle to stage

Goy-Blanquet, Dominique

Like many of his fellow playwrights, Shakespeare turned to national history for inspiration. This study provides a comparison of the 'Henry VI' plays and 'Richard III' with their sources, demonstrating how the ideological and technical problems of turning history into drama were solved

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Dominique Goy-Blanquet
ISBN: 0191705608, 9780191705601, 9780198119876
Note: Originally published: 2003.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Description based on print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 312 p.)
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.; Historical drama, English History and criticism.; Great Britain History 1066-1687 Historiography.; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Histories.; Middle Ages in literature.; Literature and history Great Britain.; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Dramatic production.; Kings and rulers in literature.