Cull Marisa R. - Shakespeares Princes of Wales: English Identity...
|Titolo|| Shakespeares Princes of Wales: English Identity and the Welsh Connection|
|Autore||Cull Marisa R.|
|Lingua||Testo in Inglese|
|Formato||PDF con DRM |
|Compatibilità||Tutti i dispositivi |
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|Shakespeares Princes of Wales spotlights the surprising abundance of princes of Wales--English and Welsh alike--appearing onstage in the late Tudor and early Stuart period. In drawing our attention to the oft-overlooked and frequently misunderstood Welsh inheritance, and in investigating its staged and shadowed heirs in plays and court performances by Shakespeare, Peele, Fletcher, Jonson, and more, Marisa R. Cull suggests that the growing scholarly interestin Waless influence on English national identity must be conditioned by the political and theatrical specificity of the princedom. Illuminating the princedoms unique role as an extension of the Welsh past in contemporary England, Shakespeares Princes of Wales reveals early modern English culturesunderstanding of the princedom as linked to Englands most pressing national crises: the tenuous connection between bloodline and succession, the anxiety over Englands native strength, and the fraught process of fashioning a British state. In the pages of this book, we meet familiar characters--Hal, Glendower, Fluellen, and more--wholly transformed through the added insights about the princedom, and encounter long-ignored or forgotten heirs, meaningfully resurrected for the insights theyprovide on the Anglo-Welsh past. In telling the story of the early modern princedom, Shakespeares Princes of Wales offers new insights not only into that periods politics and theater, but also into a title that survives, in continued complexity, to this day.|