The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare
First published in 1957. This edition re-issues the second edition of 1965.
Recognized as one of the leading books in its field, The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare presents the most comprehensive account available of the English historical drama from its beginning to the closing of the theatres in 1642 and relates this development to Renaissance historiography and Elizabethan political theory.
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History and Drama in the Age of Shakespeare
The Emergence of a Dramatic Genre
Some Early English History Plays
The Early Shakespeare
Historical Tragedy and Moral History
Shakespeares Second Tetralogy
The Biographical Play
Legendary and AngloSaxon History
audience authorship biographical Bolingbroke Cambises character chronicles classical concerned death Dekker didactic divine dramatist E. K. Chambers earlier edition Edward Edward II Elizabeth Elizabethan drama England English history play episodic evil extant Falstaff Famous Victories folio fortune genre God's Gorboduc hath Henry VI Henry VI plays Henry VIII hero Heywood historian historical drama historical purpose historiography Holinshed humanist important influence J. S. Farmer Jack Straw King Henry King John king's kingship Kynge Johan Lear legend Locrine London Lord Marlowe Marlowe's matter medieval Mirror for Magistrates Misfortunes of Arthur morality play murder nobles Oldcastle Perkin Warbeck political doctrine political purpose popular Prince printed probably problem quarto Queen rebel rebellion Renaissance Richard Richard II romance scene Senecan Shake Shakespeare's History Plays significant Sir Thomas sources speech story Stukeley Tamburlaine tetralogy theme throne Tillyard tradition Troublesome Reign Tudor doctrine tyrant virtues W. W. Greg William Shakespeare Woodstock written