Farnham : Ashgate, 2010.
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.
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.