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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:

An international team of scholars offers:- modernised, easily accessible texts- ample but unobtrusive academic guidance- attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history- informative illustrations, including reconstructions of early performances

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; Notes on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendixes; Reading list.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521297653
Editor:
Gurr, Andrew
Author:
Gurr, Andrew
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Author:
Gibbons, Brian
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Richard 2nd, king of england, 1367-1400
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
King richard 2nd
Subject:
Great Britain History Richard II, 1377-1399 Drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Richard--II,--King of England,--1367-1400--Drama
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare
Series Volume:
D35
Publication Date:
19841115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 half-tones 4 figures
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.95x6.00x.56 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An international team of scholars offers:- modernised, easily accessible texts- ample but unobtrusive academic guidance- attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history- informative illustrations, including reconstructions of early performances
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