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Title:
William Shakespeare, Richard II
Author:
Coyle, Martin.
Publication Information:
New York : Columbia University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
192 pages ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: Duxford [England] : Icon Books, 1998.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780231115360

9780231115377
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR2820 .W56 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This Columbia Critical Guidesteers a clear path through the huge body of critical material on Richard IIthat has accrued over the past three centuries, elucidating the play's reception by audiences, critics, and scholars since its first production. Beginning with a discussion of early commentaries, the book presents and addresses the most significant critical arguments to give the reader a clear understanding of the ways in which each generation has sought to invest Richard IIwith new meaning. The final section considers the radical new reading of Shakespeare's work provided by contemporary critics.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading Richard IIp. 5
Chapter 1 Richard II in 1597 and 1601p. 14
Chapter 2 Tate's Adaptation of Richard II and Neo-Classical Criticism of Shakespearep. 37
Chapter 3 Romantic Criticismp. 58
Chapter 4 Nineteenth-Century Criticismp. 81
Chapter 5 E. M. W. Tillyard and Historical Criticismp. 102
Chapter 6 New Criticismp. 126
Chapter 7 Recent Criticismp. 151
Notesp. 178
Bibliographyp. 184
Acknowledgementsp. 188
Indexp. 189

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