Chapter 1. The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Histories

  1. Emma Smith

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775769.ch1

Shakespeare's Histories

Shakespeare's Histories

How to Cite

Smith, E. (ed) (2004) The Development of Criticism of Shakespeare's Histories, in Shakespeare's Histories, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470775769.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631220077

Online ISBN: 9780470775769

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Keywords:

  • Shakespearian criticism;
  • William Shakespeare's history plays;
  • venus and adonis;
  • post-restoration culture;
  • an essay upon the writings and genius of Shakespeare

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • 1590–1660: Early Assessments

  • 1660–1720: Texts in Print and on Stage

  • 1720–1765: Editions and Editors

  • 1765–1800: Texts on Page and Stage

  • 1800–1840: Romantic Appropriations by Schlegel, Coleridge and Hazlitt

  • 1840–1880: Hero-worship and the New Shakspere Society

  • 1880–1914: Patriotism and Serial Performance

  • References and Further Reading