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The Resource Shakespeare's serial history plays, Nicholas Grene

Shakespeare's serial history plays, Nicholas Grene

Label
Shakespeare's serial history plays
Title
Shakespeare's serial history plays
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Grene
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare's Serial History Plays provides a rereading of the two sequences of English history plays, Henry VI - Richard III and Richard II - Henry V. Reconsidering the chronicle sources and the staging practices of Shakespeare's time, Grene argues that the history plays were originally designed for serial performance. He charts the cultural and theatrical conditions that led to serial productions of the histories, in Europe as well as in the English-speaking world, and looks at their original creation in the 1590s and at modern productions or adaptations, from famous stagings such as the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1960s Wars of the Roses through to the present day. Grene focuses on the issues raised by the plays' seriality: the imagination of war, the emergence of character, and the uses of prophecies and curses through the first four; techniques of retrospection, hybrid dramatic forms, and questions of irony and agency in the second."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grene, Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical drama, English
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • Middle Ages in literature
  • Cycles (Literature)
  • Great Britain
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Shakespeare's serial history plays, Nicholas Grene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chronology of major serial productions/adaptations
  • Note on the texts
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Story of the Histories
  • 1.
  • Serialising the chronicles.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Staging the national epic.
  • p. 31
  • Pt. II.
  • Henry VI-Richard III
  • 3.
  • War imagined.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • emergence of character.
  • p. 96
  • 5.
  • Curses and prophecies.
  • p. 130
  • Pt. III.
  • Richard II-Henry V
  • 6.
  • Looking back.
  • p. 163
  • 7.
  • Hybrid histories.
  • p. 191
  • 8.
  • Change and identity.
  • p. 218
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 246
  • Notes.
  • p. 251
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 264
  • Index.
  • p. 270
Control code
14148589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 278 p.
Isbn
9780521773416
Lccn
2001037482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Shakespeare's serial history plays, Nicholas Grene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chronology of major serial productions/adaptations
  • Note on the texts
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Story of the Histories
  • 1.
  • Serialising the chronicles.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Staging the national epic.
  • p. 31
  • Pt. II.
  • Henry VI-Richard III
  • 3.
  • War imagined.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • emergence of character.
  • p. 96
  • 5.
  • Curses and prophecies.
  • p. 130
  • Pt. III.
  • Richard II-Henry V
  • 6.
  • Looking back.
  • p. 163
  • 7.
  • Hybrid histories.
  • p. 191
  • 8.
  • Change and identity.
  • p. 218
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 246
  • Notes.
  • p. 251
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 264
  • Index.
  • p. 270
Control code
14148589
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 278 p.
Isbn
9780521773416
Lccn
2001037482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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