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The Histories

Shakespeare( )
Author: Holderness, Graham
Publication Date:Jan 2000
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $125.00
Book Description:

Graham Holderness provides a new treatment of Shakespeare's historical dramas by reviewing past sources in light of modern theory, thus redefining the world about which Shakespeare wrote. He begins with the social and cultural context in which these "historical" plays of chivalric antiquity and masculine virtue were written and suggests that the world depicted in the plays represented a male-dominated aristocracy preoccupied with war and violence. The book reveals antiquity's...
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