Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage
Like many of his fellow playwrights, Shakespeare turned to national history for inspiration. In this study, Dominique Goy-Blanquet provides a close comparison of the Henry VI plays and Richard III with their sources, demonstrating how Shakespeare was able to meet not only the ideological but also the technical problems of turning history into drama, how by cutting, carving, shaping, and casting his unwieldy material into performable plays, he matured into the most influential dramatist and historian of his time.
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National Unity and Military Honour
The theme of union
Space and time
Playing with time
Court masks street masques
The actors of the drama
To be continued
Positions of the texts
Hall or Holinshed?
z Mores dramatic History
A World to Bustle in
The Dawn of Tragedy
accused army audience battle blood Boethius brother Buckingham Cade Cade's Cambridge cause characters chronicle claim Clarence Clarence's Clifford court crown death divine dramatic Duchess duke of Gloucester Duke of York Earl Edward Eli2abeth Eli2abethan enemies England English episodes evil fate father fight follows fortune France French gives Gloucester Gloucester's Hall Hall's Hastings Henry VL Henry's Holinshed Holinshed's House of Lancaster House of York images irony Jack Cade Jack Straw Joan John killed King King's kyng Lancaster Lancastrian London Lord Margaret marriage metaphor Mirror for Magistrates moral More's History Mortimer murder narrative Parliament play plot political Prince Queen Quene realm rebels reign reports revenge rhetoric Richard III Richard IIL Richmond role royal rumours scene sequence Shakespeare Somerset sources speech St Albans stage Suffolk Talbot theatre theme Thomas thou tion True Tragedy Tudor Vergil victory Warwick Winchester Woodville York's Yorkist