King Richard II

King Richard II - The New Cambridge Shakespeare

2nd Edition

Paperback (25 Sep 2018)

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Publisher's Synopsis

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. For this second edition of King Richard II Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the introduction, in which he discusses a number of important theatrical productions as well as the scholarly criticism of recent years. Gurr foregrounds the growing interest in re-historicising and re-politicising the play, emphasising that, to Shakespeare's contemporaries, King Richard II was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the day: how to reign-in an unjust ruler. The Introduction provides a full context for both contemporaneous and modern views of King Richard's fall. An updated reading list completes the edition.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521532488
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 822.33
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 412g
Height: 228mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 15mm