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King Richard II (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 3

King Richard II (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 3


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ISBN-13: 9781903436332
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/21/2002
Series: Arden Shakespeare Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 616
Sales rank: 421,914
Product dimensions: 5.15(w) x 7.79(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Charles R. Forker is Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University, Bloomington. His many publications include critical editions of Shirley's The Cardinal and Marlowe's Edward II, and a major study of the works of Webster, Skull Beneath the Skin: The Achievement of John Webster. His most recent work is a study of Shakespeare's Richard II, entitled Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition: 'Richard II'.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

List of illustrations General editors preface Preface INTRODUCTION Politics - Historical Context and the Issue of Topicality - The Connection with Essex - Ideology: Competing Conceptions of Monarchy - Characterization: Attitudes towards Richard and Bolingbroke - Politics in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Stagings Language - Style - Imagery, Major Themes, Symbolism, Patterns of Allusion - Rhetoric Afterlife The Date - The Relation to Edward II and Woodstock - Richard II and the Second Tertralogy Probable Venues of Early Performance Sources - Holinshed - Hall - The Mirror for Magistrates - Daniel - Woodstock - Froissart; Créton; Traϊson - Edward II - Minor Sources Text THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND Longer notes Appendices 1) Textual Analysis 2) Doubling Chart 3) Genealogical Tables Abbreviations and References Index

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