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Title Shakespeare's history plays : performance, translation, and adaptation in Britain and abroad / edited by Ton Hoenselaars ; with a foreword by Dennis Kennedy.

Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  822.33 DSh154h 2004    ---  Axe Inventory 2024
Description xiv, 287 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-274) and index.
Contents Foreword : Histories and nations / Dennis Kennedy -- Introduction : Shakespeare's history plays in Britain and abroad / Ton Hoenselaars -- Introduction : Alienating histories / Ton Hoenselaars -- Ireland as foreign and familiar in Shakespeare's histories / Andrew Murphy -- Welshness in Shakespeare's English histories / Lisa Hopkins -- A French history of Henry V / Jean-Michel Deprats -- Shakespeare's history plays in Japan / Daniel Gallimore -- Introduction : The appropriated past / Ton Hoenselaars -- Rent-a-past : Italian responses to Shakespeare's histories (1800-1950) / Mariangela Tempera -- Brecht and the rediscovery of Henry VI / James N. Loehlin -- Shakespeare's histories in cycles / Edward Burns -- Shakespeare's history plays in Bulgaria / Alexander Shurbanov, Boika Sokolova -- Introduction : Stage adaptations of the histories / Ton Hoenselaars -- Shakespeare's English histories at the Vienna Burgtheater / Manfred Draudt -- The Spanish premiere of Richard II / Keith Gregor -- Shakespearean history at the Avignon festival / Dominique Goy-Blanquet -- Two Flemings at war with Shakespeare / Ton Hoenselaars.
Summary "This volume, with a foreword by Dennis Kennedy, addresses a range of attitudes to Shakespeare's English history plays in Britain and abroad from the early seventeenth century to the present day. It concentrates on the play texts as well as productions, translations and adaptations of them. The essays explore the multiple points of intersection between the English history they recount and the experience of British and other national cultures, establishing the plays as genres not only relevant to the political and cultural history of Britain but also to the history of nearly every nation worldwide."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Histories.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Translations -- History and criticism.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Great Britain -- History -- 1066-1687 -- Historiography.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Historical drama, English -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- Great Britain.
Kings and rulers in literature.
Middle Ages in literature.
Added Author Hoenselaars, A. J., 1956-
ISBN 052182902X

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