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Title: “All would be royal”: The effacement of disunity in Shakespeare’s Henry V
Authors: Leahy, WJ
Keywords: Henry V;Shakespeare;Williams;Common soldier;Greenblatt;Wilders
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: The Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft
Citation: Shakespeare Jahrbuch (Spring 2002) pp. 89-98, Apr 2002
Series/Report no.: Shakespeare Jahrbuch;138/2002
Abstract: This paper seizes on the unresolved moment of conflict between Henry and the common soldier Williams in Shakespeare's Henry V to demonstrate the ways in which traditional criticism has occluded dissent and co-opted the common soldier on behalf of a perceived empathy towards the king on the part of the author. A look at documented evidence shows that Shakespeare was articulating a common reality in this unresolved moment, one which dsiplays rather than effaces contemporary discontent with the lot of the ordinary soldier.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/982
ISBN: 3897095025
Appears in Collections:English and Creative Writing
Dept of Arts and Humanities Research Papers

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