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This England, that Shakespeare : new angles on Englishness and the Bard / edited by Willy Maley, Margaret Tudeau.

  • Author

    Maley, Willy.,

    Tudeau-Clayton, Margaret, 1952-,

  • Date published

    2010

  • Publisher

    Farnham : Ashgate, 2010.

  • Subject

    Nationalism in literature

    National characteristics, English, in literature

    National characteristics, British, in literature

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Histories.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Political and social views.

  • Accession number

    83443096

  • Class

    65.08/THI

  • ISBN

    9780754666028 (hbk.), 0754666026 (hbk.)

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: Contents: Pericles and the language of national origins / Thomas Roebuck and Laurie Maguire -- "And bloody England into England gone": empire, monarchy, and nation in King John / Willy Maley -- The "trueborn Englishman": Richard II, The merchant of Venice, and the future history of (the) English / Margaret Tudeau-Clayton -- "O, lawful let it be/That I have room ... to curse awhile": voicing the nation's conscience in female complaint in Richard III, King John, and Henry VIII / Alison Thorne. Uk-SuSCL Contents: "Not a man from England": assimilating the exotic "other" through performance, from Henry IV to Henry VI / Amanda Penlington -- A nation of selves: Ted Hughes's Shakespeare / Neil Corcoran -- Shakespeare-land / Graham Holderness. Uk-SuSCL Summary, etc: The essays in this book examine how the fissure between English and British identities is probed in Shakepeare's own work, which straddles a vital juncture when an England newly independent from Rome was negotiating its place as part of an emerging British state and empire. Target audience: Specialized.