1. The Writing of History in Shakespeare s England: Ivo Kamps.
2. Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists of History: Richard Helgerson.
3. Censorship and the Problems with History in Shakespeares England: Cyndia Susan Clegg.
4. Nation Formation and the English History Plays: Patricia A. Cahill.
5. The Irish Text and Subtext of Shakespeare s English Histories: Willy Maley.
6. Theories of Kingship in Shakespeare s England: William C. Carroll.
7. To beguile the time, Look like the time: Contemporary Film.
Versions of Shakespeare s Histories: Peter J. Smith.
8. The Elizabethan History Play: A True Genre? Paulina Kewes.
9. Damned Commotion: Riot and Rebellion in Shakespeares Histories: James Holstun.
10. Manliness Before Individualism: Masculinity, Effeminacy, and Homoerotics in Shakespeare s History Plays: Rebecca Ann Bach.
11. French Marriages and the Protestant Nation in Shakespeares: History Plays: Linda Gregerson.
12. The First Tetralogy in Performance: Ric Knowles.
13. The Second Tetralogy: Performance as Interpretation: Lois Potter.
14. 1 Henry VI: David Bevington.
15. Suffolk and the Pirates: Disordered Relations in Shakespeare’s Henry VI: Thomas Cartelli.
16. Vexed Relations: Family, State, and the Uses of Women in 3 Henry VI: Kathryn Schwarz.
17. The power of hope An Early Modern Reader of Richard III: James Siemon.
18. King John: Virginia Mason Vaughan.
19. The Kings Melting Body: Richard II: Lisa Hopkins.
20. 1 Henry IV: James Knowles.
21. Henry IV, Part 2: A Critical History: Jonathan Crewe.
22. Henry V: Andrew Hadfield.
- 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.