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Henry V making and re-making the British kingdoms: then and now

Ivic, C (2017) 'Henry V making and re-making the British kingdoms: then and now.' In: Britland, K and Cottegnies, L, eds. Henry V: a critical reader. Bloomsbury, London. (Forthcoming)

Abstract

This chapter concentrates upon the pressing concerns with nation-building and self-determination which wholly preoccupy Shakespeare’s history play and continue to interest contemporary scholars and audiences. Henry V constitutes not only a vigorous interrogation of militarism and sovereignty, but also a questioning of the viability of the British state. Particular attention will be devoted throughout to the ways in which British identities are shown in Shakespeare’s play to compete for audience attention and to be held provisionally in the Lancastrian commitment to war.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
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Part of the 'Arden Early Modern Drama Guides' series.

Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 15:59
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 15:59
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/9039
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