Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's History Plays by Warren L. Chernaik
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Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's History Plays
By Warren L. Chernaik

The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's History Plays

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Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's History Plays by Warren L. Chernaik

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Shakespeare's history plays, as fresh today as when they were written, are based upon the assumption that time is not simply a destroyer but a preserver, and that 'examples past' might enable us to understand the present and anticipate the future. This lively 2007 study examines the continuing tradition of Shakespeare's history plays in stage and film productions as well as giving an account of the critical debate on these plays. Following two introductory chapters giving essential background on the genre, the English history plays are discussed in turn, bringing out the distinctive characteristics of each play: the three early Henry VI plays; the perennial stage favourite Richard III; King John; Richard II; Henry IV 1 and 2, famous for the character of Falstaff; Henry V, which is treated very differently in the film versions by Olivier and Branagh; and Henry VIII. An invaluable introduction to these fascinating and complex plays.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521671200
ISBN-10: 0521671205
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Warren L. Chernaik

Warren Chernaik is Visiting Professor at King's College London, and Emeritus Professor, University of London.

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