1 Henry IV : a critical guide by Stephen Longstaffe

By Stephen Longstaffe

I Henry IV has regularly been one among Shakespeare's preferred performs and this severe advisor deals a finished advisor to the wide variety of feedback at the play and its valuable figures, together with Falstaff. It introduces the play's severe and function heritage, together with striking level productions along television, movie and radio models. It incorporates a keynote bankruptcy outlining significant parts of present examine on Read more...

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Howard and Rackin, Engendering a Nation, p. 166. See Valerie Traub, Desire and Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (London: Routledge, 1992), pp. 50–70. See also Traub, ‘Prince Hal’s Falstaff ’; Phyllis Rackin, Stages of History: Shakespeare’s English Chronicles (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990), pp. 203–04. 129. Howard and Rackin, Engendering a Nation, p. 168. 130. Howard and Rackin, Engendering a Nation, p. 173. 131. Howard and Rackin, Engendering a Nation, p.

62 Earlier twentieth-century scholars also offered more positive analyses of Falstaff ’s diverse traits. In Shakespearian Comedy (1938), H. B. 64 Scholars influenced by New Criticism in the middle of the century considered the significant function of Falstaff and his comedy in relation to the play’s oppositional patterns. Cleanth Brooks and Robert Heilman argued for the need to reconsider Falstaff ’s role in the play as a whole in their 1946 essay on 1 Henry IV. 65 R. J. 66 In his well-known essay, ‘Angel with Horns: The Unity of Richard III’ (1961), A.

102. Lily B. Campbell, Shakespeare’s ‘Histories’: Mirrors of Elizabethan Policy (1947) (San Marino: The Huntington Library, 1963), p. 15. 103. Richard Simpson, ‘The Politics of Shakespeare’s Historical Plays’, The New Shakespeare Society Transactions, 1 (1874), 396–441. 104. Campbell, Shakespeare’s ‘Histories’, p. 5. 105. Alfred Hart, Shakespeare and the Homilies (London: Oxford University Press, 1934). Robert Ornstein, A Kingdom for a Stage: The Achievement of Shakespeare’s History Plays (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972) also cites Elizabethan homilies as an important source of information about contemporary political attitudes.

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