Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2006

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719070747

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Shakespeares histories and counter-histories

Dermot Cavanagh, Stuart Hampton-Reeves, and Stephen Longstaffe

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explores the diverse nature of Shakespeare's understanding of the past and seeks to defamiliarise the history plays, exposing them to a range of new interpretive possibilities
  • Offers a fresh perspective on the key issues that are transforming our understanding of Shakespeare, including gender and violence, the mapping of Britain, performance and cultural memory and religion
  • Provides a unique collaboration of leading academics including performance critics, historicists and theorists
  • Will appeal to all critically engaged readers of Shakespeare
  • Very impressive list of contributors including Joughin, Findlay, Wilson, Chillington Rutter, Holderness, Hopkins and Holland