King Richard II / Edition 2

King Richard II / Edition 2

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521825415

ISBN-13: 9780521825412

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"To Shakespeare's contemporaries, Richard II was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the time: how to cope with an unjust ruler. But over the last century or so, the play has come to be regarded as the poetic fall of a tragic hero. The introduction to this edition provides a full context for both the Shakespearean and the…  See more details below

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"To Shakespeare's contemporaries, Richard II was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the time: how to cope with an unjust ruler. But over the last century or so, the play has come to be regarded as the poetic fall of a tragic hero. The introduction to this edition provides a full context for both the Shakespearean and the modern views of King Richard's fall." For this updated edition Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction in which he describes the growing interest in re-historicising and re-politicising the play, surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through the scholarly criticism of recent years. The Reading List has also been revised and augmented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521825412
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Updated edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction, with new section on recent stage and critical interpretations; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendixes: Shakespeare's use of Holinshed; 'An Homilie Against Disobedience'; Extracts from England's Parnassus; Reading list.

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