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King Richard II By William Shakespeare

King Richard II
by William Shakespeare

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For this second edition of King Richard II Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction, in which he discusses a number of important theatrical productions as well as the scholarly criticism of recent years. The introduction addresses both contemporaneous and modern views of King Richard's fall.
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King Richard II by William Shakespeare

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. For this second edition of King Richard II Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the introduction, in which he discusses a number of important theatrical productions as well as the scholarly criticism of recent years. Gurr foregrounds the growing interest in re-historicising and re-politicising the play, emphasising that, to Shakespeare's contemporaries, King Richard II was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the day: how to reign-in an unjust ruler. The Introduction provides a full context for both contemporaneous and modern views of King Richard's fall. An updated reading list completes the edition.

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King Richard II Reviews


'Gurr's account is hard-headed and scholarly, very deftly interweaving comment on the play's action with discussion of contemporary political events ... thorough, scholarly and continuously helpful.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'... sensible and balanced judgements add to an already perceptive introductory essay.' The Journal of the English Association
"Gurr's account is hard-headed and scholarly, very deftly interweaving comment on the play's action with discussion of contemporary political events...thorough, scholarly and continuously helpful." The Times Higher Education Supplement

Table of Contents


Introduction, with new section on recent stage and critical interpretations; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendixes: Shakespeare's use of Holinshed; 'An Homilie Against Disobedience'; Extracts from England's Parnassus; Reading list.

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GOR009950664
King Richard II by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
The New Cambridge Shakespeare
Used - Like New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2003-05-01
252
0521532485
9780521532488
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.