ABSTRACT

Engendering a Nation adopts a sophisticated feminist analysis to examine the place of gender in contesting representations of nationhood in early modern England. Plays featured include:

* King John
* Henry VI, Part I
* Henry VI, Part II
* Henry, Part III
* Richard III
* Richard II
* Henry V.

It will be a must for students and scholars interested in the cultural and social implications of Shakespeare today.

part |2 pages

Part I MAKING GENDER VISIBLE A re-viewing of Shakespeare’s history plays

part |2 pages

Part II WEAK KINGS, WARRIOR WOMEN, AND THE ASSAULT ON DYNASTIC AUTHORITY The first tetralogy and King John

chapter |22 pages

HENRY VI, PART I

chapter |18 pages

HENRY VI, PART II

chapter |17 pages

HENRY VI, PART III

chapter |19 pages

RICHARD III

chapter |16 pages

KING JOHN

part |2 pages

Part III GENDER AND NATION Anticipations of modernity in the second tetralogy

chapter |23 pages

RICHARD II

chapter |26 pages

THE HENRY IV PLAYS

chapter |30 pages

HENRY V