Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Memory Social aspects England History 16th century
History in literature
Middle Ages in literature
Historical drama, English History and criticism
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Themes, motives.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: Shakespeare's ficke free-simple: A lover's compaint, nostalgia and the transition from feudalism to capitalism / Christopher Warley -- Shakespeare's resurrections / Sarah Beckwith -- Towards a history of performativity: sacraments, social contract and The merchant of Venice / Elizabeth Fowler -- Losing France and becoming England: Shakespeare's King John and the emergence of state-based diplomacy / John Watkins -- The voice of the author in The phoenix and turtle: Chaucer, Shakespeare,Spenser / Patrick Cheney -- Recursive origins: print history and Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI / WilliamKuskin. UK-SuSCL Chantry, chronicle, Cockpit: Henry V and the forms of history / Brian Walsh -- "For they are Englishmen": national identities and the ealy modern drama of medieval conquest / Curtis Perry -- King Lear and the summons of death / Michael O'Connell -- Marvels and counterfeits: false resurrections in the Chester Antichrist and 1 Henry IV / Karen Sawyer Marsalek -- Shakespeare's medieval morality: The merchant of Venice and the Gesta Romanorum / Rebecca Krug. UK-SuSCL Summary, etc: Shakespeare and the Middle Ages brings together a distinguished, multidisciplinary group of scholars to rethink the medieval origins of modernity. Shakespeare provides them with the perfect focus, since his works turn back to the Middle Ages as decisively as they anticipate the modern world.