Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 September 2017

288 Pages | 4 halftones

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198806899

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Shakespeare and the Politics of Commoners

Digesting the New Social History

Edited by Chris Fitter

  • Challenges beliefs about the political culture of the mass of ordinary commoners in Shakespeare's England
  • Presents fresh readings of over ten Shakespeare plays including Richard III, King Lear, and The Tempest
  • Brings together contributions from historians and Shakespeare critics to provide genuinely cross-disciplinary perspectives
  • Includes a substantial introduction that outlines the redefinition of Tudor commoners and their politics
  • Each chapter features a full bibliography and scholarly notes to enable the reader to pursue further research