Staging Politics: The Lasting Impact of Shakespeare's Histories

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Columbia University Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages

In a series of readings, the author examines Shakespeare's five major history plays and accounts for their continued popularity, both in film and on stage. He examines the historical context out of which the plays emerged, and describes how the period gave birth to a modern form of politics.

 

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Contents

PRELIMINARIES
1
THE PROBLEM OF THE MODERN AGE
25
RICHARD II
69
HENRY IV PARTS 1 AND 2
115
HENRY V
167
EPILOGUE
188
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