The Noise of Threatening Drum: Dramatic Strategy and Political Ideology in Shakespeare and the English Chronicle Plays (Google eBook)

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University of Delaware Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 172 pages
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This work focuses on thirteen English Renaissance plays: the Anonymous Famous Victories of Henry V and Edward III, the apocryphal plays Sir John Oldcastle and Thomas, Lord Cromwell, the pseudo-Shakespearean Edmund Ironside, and Shakespeare's 1, 2, 3 Henry VI, King John, Richard II, 1, 2 Henry IV, and Henry V. Discussed are the spectators in the socially mixed audience who responded differently, depending on individual political biases, and who had to be considered if the plays were to reach the stage.
  

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Contents

The Famous Victories of Henry V
17
The Reign of Edward III
28
Sir John Oldcastle
37
Thomas Lord Cromwell
49
Edmund Ironside
59
The Henry VI Plays
71
King John
88
Richard II
99
The Henriad
110
Conclusion
129
Notes
132
Bibliography
152
Index
165
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