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Far more than any professional historian, Shakespeare is responsible for whatever notions most of us possess about English medieval history. Anyone who appreciates the dramatic action of Shakespeare's history plays but is confused by much of the historical detail will welcome this guide to the Richards, Edwards, Henrys, Warwicks and Norfolks who ruled and fought across Shakespeare's page and stage. Not only theater-goers and students, but today's film-goers who want to enrich their understanding of film adaptations of plays such as Richard III and Henry V will find this revised edition of Shakespeare's English Kings to be an essential companion.

Saccio's engaging narrative weaves together three threads: medieval English history according to the Tudor chroniclers who provided Shakespeare with his material, that history as understood by modern scholars, and the action of the plays themselves. Including a new preface, a revised further reading list, genealogical charts, an appendix of names and titles, and an index, the second edition of Shakespeare's English Kings offers excellent background reading for all of the ten history plays.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-273) and index.

About the Author

Peter Saccio is Leon D. Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies and Professor of English at Dartmouth College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195123197
Author:
Saccio, Peter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Peter
Location:
Oxford :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
History
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Literature/English | Drama | Shakespeare
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | Shakespeare
Subject:
Kings and rulers in literature
Subject:
Great Britain In literature.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series Volume:
5489
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 halftones, 7 charts
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.96x5.44x.58 in. .54 lbs.

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