By Graham Holderness

Graham Holderness presents a brand new remedy of Shakespeare's ancient dramas via reviewing earlier assets in mild of recent conception, hence redefining the realm approximately which Shakespeare wrote. He starts with the social and cultural context within which those "historical" performs of chivalric antiquity and masculine advantage have been written and means that the realm depicted within the performs represented a male-dominated aristocracy preoccupied with conflict and violence. The publication finds antiquity's contradictions in all their glamour and glory, their absurdities and conceitedness, and offers substitute contexts for examining Shakespeare's heritage plays.

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