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William Shakespeare : Richard II

This "Columbia Critical Guide" steers a clear path through the huge body of critical material on "Richard II" that has accrued over the past three centuries, elucidating the plays reception by audiences, critics, and scholars since its first production. Beginning with a discussion of early commentaries, the book presents and addresses the most significant critical arguments to give the reader a clear understanding of the ways in which each generation has sought to invest "Richard II" with new meaning. The final section considers the radical new reading of Shakespeares work provided by contemporary critics.
Print Book, English, 1999
Columbia University Press, New York, 1999