A Companion to Shakespeare's Works, Volume II: The Histories
June 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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The four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works, compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism. This volume looks at Shakespeare’s histories.
- Contains original essays on every history play from Henry VI to Henry V.
- Includes fourteen additional articles on such topics as censorship in Shakespeare's histories, the relation of Shakespeare's plays to other dramatic histories of the period, Shakespeare's histories on film, the homoerotics of Shakespeare's history plays, and nation formation in Shakespeare's histories.
- Brings together new essays from a diverse, international group of scholars.
- Complements David Scott Kastan's A Companion to Shakespeare (1999), which focused on Shakespeare as an author in his historical context.
- Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies.