Publisher description for Shakespeare's history plays : performance, translation and adaptation in Britain and abroad / edited by Ton Hoenselaars ; with a foreword by Dennis Kennedy.


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Counter Concentrating on the play texts as well as their productions, translations and adaptations, this study addresses a range of attitudes to Shakespeare's English history plays in Britain and abroad from the early seventeenth century to the present day. It explores the multiple points of intersection between the English history they recount, and the experience of British and other national cultures. By presenting the British and foreign Shakespeare traditions together, the volume promotes a more finely integrated world Shakespeare.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Histories, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Adaptations History and criticism, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Translations History and criticism, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Dramatic production, Great Britain History 1066-1687 Historiography, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Stage history, Historical drama, English History and criticism, Literature and history Great Britain, Kings and rulers in literature, Middle Ages in literature