❅ Shakespeares English Kings kindle Epub ❥ Author Peter Saccio – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Shakespeares English Kings Far Than Any Professional Historian, Shakespeare Is Responsible For Whatever Notions Most Of Us Possess About English Medieval History Anyone Who Appreciates The Dramatic Action Of Shakespeare S History Plays But Is Confused By Much Of The Historical Detail Will Welcome This Guide To The Richards, Edwards, Henrys, Warwicks And Norfolks Who Ruled And Fought Across Shakespeare S Page And Stage Not Only Theater Goers And Students, But Today S Film Goers Who Want To Enrich Their Understanding Of Film Adaptations Of Plays Such As Richard III And Henry V Will Find This Revised Edition Of Shakespeare S English Kings To Be An Essential Companion Saccio S Engaging Narrative Weaves Together Three Threads Medieval English History According To The Tudor Chroniclers Who Provided Shakespeare With His Material, That History As Understood By Modern Scholars, And The Action Of The Plays Themselves Including A New Preface, A Revised Further Reading List, Genealogical Charts, An Appendix Of Names And Titles, And An Index, The Second Edition Of Shakespeare S English Kings Offers Excellent Background Reading For All Of The Ten History Plays.


10 thoughts on “Shakespeares English Kings

  1. says:

    My summer project was to read each of Shakespeare s ten history plays along with their respective chapters in this book I failed, in that I just couldn t be assed to read King John Screw that play, I hear it sucks It doesn t even talk about the Magna Carta, wtf ETA I eventually read it It sucks Anywaythe idea was to say hi to Shakespeare, and also to get a grasp on 15th century English history Saccio s book goes through the latter, alerting you when Shakespeare s being particular...


  2. says:

    This is a very good book if you like Shakespeare which I do and actual real history which I do Much recommended on those grounds.


  3. says:

    I once had a high school English teacher describe Shakespeare s histories as boring Part of the reason for that is that it is easy to get lost in the murk of history The events happened around 600 years ago, and seem like something out of a Renaissance Fair This is what Dr Saccio s book works to explain He very succinctly goes through the over 100 years of history discussed in the history plays, Henry IV parts 12, Henry V, Richard III, Henry VI parts 1 3 Richard II, King John, and He I once had a high school English teacher describe Shakespeare s histories as boring Part of the reason for that is that it is easy to get lost in the murk of history The events happened around 600 years ago, and seem like something out of a Renaissance Fair This is what Dr Saccio s book works to explain He very succinctly goes through the over 100 years of history discussed in the history plays, Henry IV parts 12, Henry V, Richard III, Henry VI parts 1 3 Richard II, King John, and Henry VIII At times, it s hard to imagine how England could have survived There were always questions over who was the ...


  4. says:

    Too often one s enjoyment of Shakespeare s History plays is muddied up by the fact that so much of the history is not taught in schools, and even when it is, it is not at the depth that one needs to get the full enjoyment from the plays Peter Saccio has easily solved that problem with Shakespeare s English Kings This is a wonderful, erudite, concise, and easy to follow text that clears up the actual history behind Shakespea...


  5. says:

    So I ve marked this as finished, which isn t strictly accurate This book was recommended to me by a friend when I was hired as dramaturg research assistant, for the non theatre folk for a production of Richard III Saccio has dedicated chapters to each of Shakespeare s eight major history plays, comparing what was known believed written at the time Shakespeare wrote each play, what we now know about the actual history, and how Shakespeare put his own twist on things through dramatic license, So I ve marked this as finished, which isn t strictly accurate This book was recommended to me by a friend when I was hired as dramaturg research assistant, for the non theatre folk for a production of Richard III Saccio has dedicated chapters to each of Shakespeare s eight major history plays, comparing what was known believed written at the time Shakespeare wrote each play, what we now know about the actual history, and how Shakespeare put his own twist on things through dramatic license, time compression, etc My reading focused on the introduction one of the most lucid, easy to follow explanations of the Plantagenets and familial conflicts through the Wars of the Roses I ve ever read , and the chapters on Henry VI parts 1 3 and of course, the chapter on Richard III I ve joked that working on Shakespeare s history plays is like watching an intricate sci fi TV show or movie with time travel and alternate timelines Saccio does a great job delineating the multiple timelines what Shakesp...


  6. says:

    After listening to The Teaching Company course by Peter Saccio, The Word and the Action which is excellent, by the way , I looked for the book he referenced about the history of the Plantaganets thru the lense of Shakespeare s histories Am looking forward to reading this Have read the book now, and really ...


  7. says:

    An amazingly useful tool for studying Shakespeare s history plays lays a good historical foundation for people like meor less totally ignorant about early modern British history, especially all things royalty and is as concise as I imagine it can possibly get with conveying this amount of information Clearly has been edited carefully and well, and the result is some excellent, precise, concise, interesting, at times very witty, background reading for Shakespeare s history plays.One tin An amazingly useful tool for studying Shakespeare s history plays lays a good historical foundation for people like meor less totally ignorant about early modern British history, especially all things royalty and is as concise as I imagine it can possibly get with conveying this amount of information Clearly has been edited carefully and well, and the result is some excellent, precise, concise, interesting, at times ve...


  8. says:

    Exceptionally well written book about the English kings that were part of Shakespeare s history plays In fine detail the author differentiates the actual historical events versus what Shakespeare uses in his play He shows how many...


  9. says:

    This was excellent well written, objective and thought provoking It provides an accessible summary of the history surrounding each of the kings in the history plays, with some comparison to how the plays were crafted Anyone who is interested in th...


  10. says:

    For the Shakespeare fanatic I just wanted to know how closely the 10 history plays were to what we actually know or think we know about these historical kings It does a good job of showing that without becoming too tedious.