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Shakespeare's History Plays: Richard II to Henry V, the Making of a King

C W R D Moseley

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ISBN 10: 1847601065 / ISBN 13: 9781847601063
Published by Humanities-Ebooks
Condition: GOOD Soft cover
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Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2579877934

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Title: Shakespeare's History Plays: Richard II to ...

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:GOOD

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This book, first published by Penguin in 1988, provides an excellent introduction to the world and action of Shakespeare's history plays. Part I examines the context for Shakespeare's history plays, including the a treatment of Elizabethan cosmology and its relevance to political order. Part 2 explores the 'Ricardian' plays, under the following headings: Mirrors of our Fickle State; Hawks and Handsaws: Modes and Genres of the Plays; This Blessed Plot: Husbandry and the Garden; Passing Brave to be a King: Richard Ii; This Royal Throne of Kings: Henry Iv, parts 1 and 2; This Sceptred Isle: Henry V; A Trim Reckoning: Language, Poetics and Rhetoric. This title is also available as a searchable ebook from and for libraries from Ebrary, Ebsco and Ingram. "Interesting, articulate and accessible this is a very good introduction. Ideal for anyone seeking an overview of the plays."--by Tom Wright

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