Shakespeare's Political Drama: The History Plays and the Roman Plays

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a
actors:
characters as 146 , 193-5 , 209 , 240-1
allegorical figures 108
allegory 43
Antony as warrior of love 177 ;
of Caesar 152 , 156 ;
in Coriolanus206 ;
fused with realism 177 , 178 ;
garden 55 , 58-9 ;
in Henry VI21 , 25 , 28-9
Antony and Cleopatra3 , 48 , 161-88 , 239-40 , 241
appearances, importance of 78-9 , 110 , 239
in Antony and Cleopatra173 ;
in Henry IV82-3 , 88-9 ;
in Julius Caesar141-2 , 145 , 147 , 149 , 171
art:
permanence of 137-8
artifice:
in Antony and Cleopatra164
assassination of Caesar:
effect of 155-6
audience
attention drawn to 235 ;
awareness of present 235 ;
given insight into character 32-5 , 88 ;
level of involvement 10 , 124-5 ;
necessity for interpretation 121-5 , 242

b
Barber, C. L. 69
Barton, John 74
battle scenes 56 , 117 , 123-4 , 128-9
bawdy language:
of Henry VIII215 , 217 , 218
Bergson, Henri 103
Berry, Edward I. 224
Berry, Ralph 33
blasphemy:
by Richard II 65-6
Bloom, Allan 64
Bradley, A. C. 112
Brockbank, Philip 212

c
caricatures 7 , 166-7 , 180 , 184 , 199
in Henry IV102
censorship 67
ceremony:
Henry V’s complaints about 134
characterization
of Anne Bullen 214-16 ;
of Antony 169-71 ;
of Brutus 143-7 , 150-2 ;
of Caesar 152-4 ;
of Coriolanus 190-4 , 203-4 , 209-11 ;
of Henry IV 71-3 , 79-85 ;
of Henry V 88-9 , 91 , 112 , 125-7 , 130-6 ;
of Henry VI 24-6 ;
of Henry VIII 232-3 ;
of Hotspur 85-6 ;
of Jack Cade 16-19 ;
of Joan la Pucelle 6-8 ;
of Octavia 166-7 ;
of Octavius 169-71 ;
of Richard II 62-71 ;
of Richard III 27-30 , 35-40 ;
of Richmond 49-53 ;
of Talbot 2-6
chivalry 22 , 64 , 94
Chorus
in Henry V123-5 ;
in Richard III53
Christian virtues
as depicted in Henry VIII229-30 ;
in Henry VI5 , 30 ;
in Richard III44 , 47-53
civil disputes 8-9 , 229-30
civilization:
attack on 18-21
class war:
in Coriolanus200-2
comedy 115
critique of 40 ;
and distancing from serious events 10 ;
in ending of Antony and Cleopatra187 ;
in Henry IV99-105 , 109-110 ;

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Preface ix
  • Note on the Texts xv
  • 1 - Henry VI 1
  • 2 - Richard III 32
  • 3 - Richard II 54
  • 4 - Henry IV 77
  • 5 - Henry V 114
  • 6 - Julius Caesar 139
  • 7 - Antony and Cleopatra 161
  • 8 - Coriolanus 189
  • 9 - Henry VIII 214
  • Conclusion 238
  • Notes 245
  • Index 261
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