The History Plays

The History Plays

It is part of Shakespeare's extraordinary contribution to our culture that, through his dramas based on English history, he played a unique part in forming our view of ourselves and our nationhood. From King John, in which through Magna Carta the king's absolute power was first limited and the people's freedoms assured, to--almost in his own lifetime--Henry VIII, Shakespeare wrote a series of ten plays portraying the course of history. It represents almost one third… (more)

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (October 28, 2014)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Language: English