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The Henry VI Plays Stuart Hampton-Reeves

The Henry VI Plays

Stuart Hampton-Reeves

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ISBN : 9780719056772
Hardcover
224 pages
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The Henry VI plays are Shakespeares earliest, most theatrically exciting plays and in their day, they were among his most popular worksModern productions have become landmark works that have defined institutions such as the Royal Shakespeare CompanyMoreThe Henry VI plays are Shakespeares earliest, most theatrically exciting plays and in their day, they were among his most popular worksModern productions have become landmark works that have defined institutions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the English Shakespeare Company. This is the first major study of the Henry VI plays in performance, focusing on the cultural context of modern British productions on stage and screen. It explores Shakespeares troubling depiction of England in crisis and relates those themes to contemporaneous questions of national identity.