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The Resource Shakespeare and the remains of Richard III, Philip Schwyzer

Shakespeare and the remains of Richard III, Philip Schwyzer

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Shakespeare and the remains of Richard III
Title
Shakespeare and the remains of Richard III
Statement of responsibility
Philip Schwyzer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores how recollections and traces of the reign of Richard III survived a century and more to influence the world and work of William Shakespeare. In Richard III, Shakespeare depicts an era that had only recently passed beyond the horizon of living memory. The years between Shakespeare's birth in 1564 and the composition of the play in the early 1590s would have seen the deaths of the last witnesses to Richard's reign. Yet even after the extinction of memory, traces of the Yorkist era abounded in Elizabethan England - traces in the forms of material artefacts and buildings, popular traditions, textual records, and administrative and religious institutions and practices. Other traces had notoriously disappeared, not least the bodies of the princes reputedly murdered in the Tower, and the King's own body, which remained lost until its dramatic rediscovery in the summer of 2012. Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III charts the often complex careers of these pieces of the past over the course of a century framed on one side by the historical reign of Richard III (1483-85) and on the other by Shakespeare's play. Drawing on recent work in fields including archaeology, memory studies, and material biography, this book offers a fresh approach to the cultural history of the Tudor era, as well as a fundamentally new interpretation of the wellsprings and preoccupations of Richard III. The final emphasis is not only on what Shakespeare does with the traces of Richard's reign but also on what those traces do through Shakespeare - the play, in spite of its own pessimistic assumptions about history, has become the medium whereby certain fragments and remains of a long-lost world live on into the present day. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NLE
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Schwyzer, Philip
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3014
LC item number
.S2535 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • History in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Great Britain
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Richard
Label
Shakespeare and the remains of Richard III, Philip Schwyzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Contains bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
"Where is Plantagenet?" -- Lees and Moonshine: memory and oral tradition -- Trophies, relics, and propes: the life histories of objects -- "He lived wickedly, yet made good laws": institutions and practices -- "Every tale condemns me for a villain": stories -- Now
Control code
861619274
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 247 pages
Isbn
9780199676101
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)861619274
Label
Shakespeare and the remains of Richard III, Philip Schwyzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Contains bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
"Where is Plantagenet?" -- Lees and Moonshine: memory and oral tradition -- Trophies, relics, and propes: the life histories of objects -- "He lived wickedly, yet made good laws": institutions and practices -- "Every tale condemns me for a villain": stories -- Now
Control code
861619274
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 247 pages
Isbn
9780199676101
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)861619274

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