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More's Richard III: Recension and Reformation

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Sir Thomas More's History of Richard III exists in a number of manuscript and printed versions. This chapter offers a new explanation of the relation between them, arguing that the textual variants ... More


Epilogue: Dreadful Marches: Traumatic Time and Space in Shakespeare's

Patricia A. Cahill

in Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This epilogue argues that analysis of war dramas must account for the ways in which performances, through their aesthetic elements, bears witness to experiences of confusion and bewilderment. It ... More


Unnatural Born Killer

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

in Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter begins by evaluating the textual history of Richard III as well as the reconstruction of the play. It also examines several memorable productions of Richard III. It also discusses the ... More


Certain Dregs of Conscience

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

in Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter begins by explaining that the chroniclers who are quite open about their adoption of Thomas More's History, generally failed to advertise their equally important debt to Vergil, who was ... More


“Every Tale Condemns me for a Villain”: Stories

Philip Schwyzer

in Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676101
eISBN:
9780191762840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the representation of Richard and his contemporaries in poems, songs, and plays, from the late fifteenth century through the early seventeenth. It charts a movement from the ... More


A Kingdom for a Scaffold

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Like the playhouse and the baiting ring, the traitors’ heads displayed on London Bridge were a tourist attraction noted in many an early modern travel diary. Twin platforms of privileged visibility, ... More


Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

Philip Schwyzer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676101
eISBN:
9780191762840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book explores how recollections and traces of the reign of Richard III survived a century and more to influence the world and work of William Shakespeare. In Richard III, Shakespeare depicts an ... More


‘We band of brothers’

Simon Barker

in War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627653
eISBN:
9780748652228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627653.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the history plays, with particular emphasis on how Shakespeare embodies aspects of militarism in the warlike figures of Richard III and Henry V. It investigates how ... More


Crimes and Accountability in Shakespeare *

Theodor Meron

in War Crimes Law Comes of Age: Essays

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268567
eISBN:
9780191683534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268567.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how, in his works, Shakespeare dealt with crimes committed or ordered by leaders, as well as such related, but different, concepts as the arrogance of power; constraints on the ... More


Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Like many of his fellow playwrights, Shakespeare turned to national history for inspiration. This study provides a close comparison of the Henry VI plays and Richard III with their historical and ... More


National Unity and Military Honour

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

in Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the continuity of historical facts and characters, development of themes and images, and the dramatic links tying present to past and future events in Henry VI and Richard III. ... More


The Equinoctial Boar: Venus and Adonis in Spenser’s Garden, Shakespeare’s Epyllion, and Richard III’s England

Anne Lake Prescott

in Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses two suggestions for further thought on Faerie Queene and Venus and Adonis, Shakespeare's Richard III and the boar of winter. It reviews the primary mythographical tradition on ... More


Richard III: political ends, providential means

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter looks at Shakespeare's Richard III. If 1 Henry VI imposed a sort of closure on the two earlier plays by suggesting how the outcomes depicted therein might have been avoided, Richard III ... More


Now

Philip Schwyzer

in Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676101
eISBN:
9780191762840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The concluding chapter focuses on the temporal paradoxes of Richard III, drawing parallels with The True Tragedy of Richard III and Hamlet. Through a close reading of Shakespeare’s adaptation of a ... More


The Mother

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Henry Howard's mother was the daughter of Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, intermittently the Lord High Constable of England ‘eminent for his high blood, and large revenue’. Her father and the ... More


(S)wept from power: two versions of tyrannicide in Richard III

Ann Kaegi

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Shakespeare’s English history plays are customarily referred to as chronicle histories, yet several could also be termed complaint histories, none more so than Richard III. Although the events ... More


Misanthropology in Richard III

Harry Berger

in Harrying: Skills of Offense in Shakespeare's Henriad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823256624
eISBN:
9780823261376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256624.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's Richard III presents a protagonist who seems aware of an audience that knows who he is and where he comes from. Furthermore, he seems eager to explore, test, and possibly challenge a ... More


Venus and Adonis: Spenser, Shakespeare, and the Forms of Desire

Judith H. Anderson

in Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228478
eISBN:
9780823241125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228478.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modern editors say that Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis was written 1592–1593. It is also the precise period in which Shakespeare is thought to have written Richard III, a play full of memories of the ... More


‘What do I fear? Myself?’: nightmares, conscience and the ‘Gothic’ self in Richard III

Per Sivefors

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Per Sivefors investigates Renaissance dream theories in relation to notions of conscience, arguing for an increasingly ‘ambiguous status of conscience [which] pushes dreams in direction of a ... More


Conclusion: A World to Bustle in

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

in Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter begins by discussing Shakespeare's accomplishments and learning by the end of Richard III. It describes Shakespeare, like many of his fellow playwrights, as someone who shows to the ... More


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