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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 pp. 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.

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Published date: 14 October 2008
Keywords: war, theatre, shakespeare, henry v, othello, tragicomedy, just war, siege


Local EPrints ID: 65446
ISBN: 0230205089
PURE UUID: 8cd230d6-ec17-4989-a062-d8a3b4a3efea

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:34

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Author: Ros King
Editor: Ros King
Editor: Paul J.C.M. Franssen

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