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Shakespeare's histories [electronic resource] /

edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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Names: Bloom, Harold.
Published: Broomall, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, c2000.
Series: Bloom's major dramatists.
Topics: Historical drama, English - Examinations - Study guides. | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - History - Examinations - Study guides.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: EBSCOhost eBook Collection - Full text online
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Biography of William Shakespeare -- Plot summary of Richard III -- List of characters in Richard III -- Critical views on Richard III -- August Wilhelm Schlegel on the play's poetical justice -- Bruce W. Young on parental blessings in the play -- William C. Carroll on ritual and succession in the play -- E. Pearlman on the invention of Richard of Gloucester -- Marie A. Plasse on corporeality and the opening of the play -- Ian Frederick Moulton on Richard's unruly masculinity -- Plot summary of Henry IV, part 1 -- List of characters in Henry IV, part 1 -- Critical views on Henry IV, part 1 -- Robert N. Watson on King Henry's guilt and Hal's incorrigibility -- Graham Holderness on Falstaff as a political and moral foil to the King -- Paul M. Cuteta on Falstaff's convenient deaths -- Alexander Leggatt on deception in Henry IV, part 1 -- Ralph Berry on social life in part 1 -- Barbara Hodgdon on Falstaff's feminine characteristics -- Bernard J. Paris on King Henry, Hal, and Hotspur -- Plot summary of Henry IV, part 2 -- List of characters in Henry IV, part 2 -- Critical views on Henry IV, part 2 : -- Sigurd Burckhardt on the play's overturning of the "Tudor Myth" of history -- James Winny on the autonomy of parts 1 and 2 -- David Bergeron on Falstaff and the concept of "Ahistory" in part 2 -- Theodore Weiss on Prince Hal and comedy in the plays -- James Black on the setting of figure against form in the plays -- Jonathan Crewe on reforming Prince Hal in part 2 -- Robert B. Bennett on nature's reclaiming of humanity in part 2 -- Matthew H. Wikander on Hal's "Unknowable real self" -- Plot summary of Henry V -- List of characters in Henry V -- Critical views on Henry V -- Samuel Johnson comments on the play, 1765 -- August Wilhelm Schlegel on the chorus as dramatic device in the play -- Larry S. Champion on the structural devices of the play -- Andrew Gurr on the theme of brotherhood in the play -- Jonathan Hart on the play's "Self-Conscious Theatricality" -- P.K. Ayers on Harry as "Chameleon Linguist" -- Harold Bloom on the irony of power in the play.

Table of Contents for: Shakespeare's histories