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William Shakespeare , Andrew Gurr

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May 5 2003 0521532485 978-0521532488 Updated edition
Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction of this updated edition in which he describes the growing interest in new historical and political analysis of the play. He also surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through scholarly criticism of recent years. The Reading List has been revised and augmented. First Edition Hb (1984): 0-521-23010-1 First Edition Pb (1984): 0-521-29765-6

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"Gurr's account is hard-headed and scholarly, very deftly interweaving comment on the play's action with discussion of contemporary political events...thorough, scholarly and continuously helpful." The Times Higher Education Supplement

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'Gurr's account is hard-headed and scholarly, very deftly interweaving comment on the play's action with discussion of contemporary political events thorough, scholarly and continuously helpful.'The Times Higher Education SupplementFor this updated edition Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction in which he describes the growing interest in re-historicising and repoliticising the play, surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through the scholarly criticism of recent years. The Reading List has also been revised and augmented.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Edition with Strong Supplementary Material July 7 2012
By R. J. Marsella - Published on Amazon.com
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Of all the History plays, Richard II may be Shakespeare's most poetic. That lyricism grows out of the portrayal of Richard II as a weak ruler who provides poetic commentary on his own demise. The Cambridge edition is a great choice for it's introductory material that sets the play within the context of political issues very much alive in Elizabethan England that mirrored to a degree the circumstances that Richard faced 200 years earlier. Questions surrounding how to deal with an unjust sovereign and the deposition of a monarch must have been delicate when Shakespeare brought this to the stage.
The background material included here is very helpful in reading this play and fully understanding it's significance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Study Abroad Nov. 1 2011
By S. Maldonado - Published on Amazon.com
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I had to have this book for a study abroad program I was doing and I was glad to have found the book in the States because I would have had to buy it in Stratford-upon-Avon and would have had to pay for the book in pounds. It came out less expensive on Amazon than it would have been in England.

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