The 'disciplines of war': Elizabethan war manuals and Shakespeare’s tragicomic vision


King, Ros (2008) The 'disciplines of war': Elizabethan war manuals and Shakespeare’s tragicomic vision. In, King, Ros and Franssen, Paul J.C.M. (eds.) Shakespeare and War. Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 15-29.

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This chapter explores the genre of war manuals in the late sixteenth century and shows the use that Shakespeare made of William Garrard's The Art of War (1591) in Henry V, Othello and other plays. In particular the essay looks at the law and practice of siege, and examines the ways in which Shakespeare's dramaturgy raises questions about the whole concept of 'just' war.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0230205089 (hardback)
9780230205086 (hardback)
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Keywords: war, theatre, shakespeare, henry v, othello, tragicomedy, just war, siege
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 65446
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:46
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65446

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