British Literature

Stagecraft—A Key Tool In Understanding Henry V

August 26, 2020

King Henry V has learned the arts of theater from a true master: Falstaff himself, who is almost never at a loss for a response, an improvisation or a control over the scene. Learn how Shakespeare has used stagecraft as a tool to create his plays. […]

British Literature

Henry V: Setting up, Reversal, and Defeat of Expectations

August 26, 2020

Prince Hal’s important makeover is reflected throughout Henry V, where expectations are set with the old irresponsible Prince Hal in mind. The prince makes the transition through his decisions and choice of friends and banishes Falstaff, his trusted lieutenant. […]

Shakespeare used outside sources to include in his history plays
British Literature

Richard II: Secrets to a Great History Play

April 30, 2020

Shakespeare’s view of history was filled with distrust, irony, suspicion of power but what were the different tools which helped to understand those different views in his history plays? […]

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