King Richard II / Edition 2

King Richard II / Edition 2

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521825415

ISBN-13: 9780521825412

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This richly annotated edition takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, showing how it relates to the other plays in the sequence. Forker places the play in its political context, discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy, looking at how it faced censorship because of possible comparisons between Richard

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This richly annotated edition takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, showing how it relates to the other plays in the sequence. Forker places the play in its political context, discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy, looking at how it faced censorship because of possible comparisons between Richard II and Elizabeth I, and how Bolingbroke's rebellion could be compared to the Essex rising of the time. This edition also reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasise one approach over another. Forker also looks at the play's rich afterlife, and the many interpretations that actors and directors have taken. Finally, the edition looks closely at the aesthetic relationship between language, character, structure and political import.

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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