Harrying : skills of offense in Shakespeare's Henriad / Harry Berger, Jr.
- First edition.
- New York, [New York] : Fordham University Press, 2015.
1 online resource (233 p.)
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Histories.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Language.
- Electronic books.
- Harrying considers Richard III and the four plays of Shakespeare’s Henriad—Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V. Berger combines close reading with cultural analysis to show how the language characters speak always says more than the speakers mean to say. Shakespeare’s speakers try to say one thing. Their language says other things that often question the speakers’ motives or intentions. Harrying explores the effect of this linguistic mischief on the representation of all the Henriad’s major figures. It centers attention on the portrayal of Falstaff and on the bad faith that darkens the language and performance of Harry, the Prince of Wales who becomes King Henry V.
- Front matter
1. Misanthropology in Richard III
2. “Here, Cousin, Seize the Crown”
3. Richard’s Soliloquy
4. On the Continuity of the Henriad
5. Falstaff and Harry
6. A Horse Named Cut
7. Hydra and Rhizome
8. Falstaff , Carnival, and the Perils of Speech-Prefixity
10. The King’s Names
11. Rabbits, Ducks, Lions, Foxes
12. Harrying the Stage
13. Harry’s Question
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Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1515/9780823256662 doi
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