Edited by Thomas Pendleton
Routledge – 2001 – 300 pages
Series: Shakespeare Criticism
This collection of original essays provides a selection of current criticism on the Henry VI plays. Topics addressed will include feminist commentaries on the play, the principal of unity in the trilogy, the tradition of illumination of the play, textual variations, and finally, anachronism and allegory.
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Texts With Two Faces: Noticing Theatrical Revisions in Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 2. A Touch with Green, Much Nashe, and All Shakespeare 3. Henry Vi in Japan 4. The Progress of Revenge in the First Henriad 5. Shakespeare's Queen Margaret: Unruly or Unruled 6. The Paper Trail to the Throne 7. Folk Magic in Henry VI, Parts 1 and 2: Two Scenes of Embedding 8. Shakespeare's Medieval Devils and Joan la Pucelle in 1 Henry VI: Semiotics, Iconography, and Feminist Criticism 9. Climbing for Place in Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI 10. Henry VI, Part 2: Commodifying and Recommodifying the Past in Late-Medieval and Early Modern England 11. Theme and Design in Recent Productions of Henry VI 12. Talking with York: A Conversation with Steven Skybell 13. Henry VI: A Television History in Four Parts 15. Henry VI and the Art of Illustration Bibliography Index