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Publisher Comments:

The times have forced changes in the way we look at Richard II more than any other of Shakespeare's plays. What to his contemporaries was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the time, how to cope with an unjust ruler, has in the last century or so been translated into the poetic fall of a tragic hero. The introduction to this new edition of the play provides a full context for both the Shakespearean and the modern views of King Richard's fall. It relates the play's construction, imagery and staging to contemporary concerns and describes the changing views about Richard's deposition by means of a stage history. The accompanying illustrations suggest Elizabethan ideas of kingship and the staging of the play. The commentary is more detailed than for any previous edition of the play, and assimilates the most recent scholarship. The appendixes discuss the basis for Shakespeare's selection of material for his sources in this most carefully researched and composed of his history plays.

Synopsis:

For this updated edition Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction in which he describes the growing interest in re-historicising and repoliticising the play, surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through the scholarly criticism of recent years.

Synopsis:

Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works.

Synopsis:

Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction of this updated edition in which he describes the growing interest in new historical and political analysis of the play. He also surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through scholarly criticism of recent years. The Reading List has been revised and augmented. First Edition Hb (1984): 0-521-23010-1 First Edition Pb (1984): 0-521-29765-6

Synopsis:

Updated edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521825412
Editor:
Gurr, Andrew
Editor:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Editor:
Gurr, Andrew
Editor:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Author:
Gurr, Andrew
Author:
Gibbons, Brian
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Richard ii, king of england, 1367-1400
Subject:
History
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Richard
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Updated edition
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9.24x6.38x.82 in. 1.15 lbs.

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Product details 252 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521825412 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For this updated edition Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction in which he describes the growing interest in re-historicising and repoliticising the play, surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through the scholarly criticism of recent years.
"Synopsis" by , Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works.
"Synopsis" by , Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction of this updated edition in which he describes the growing interest in new historical and political analysis of the play. He also surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through scholarly criticism of recent years. The Reading List has been revised and augmented. First Edition Hb (1984): 0-521-23010-1 First Edition Pb (1984): 0-521-29765-6
"Synopsis" by , Updated edition.
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