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Shakespeare and the interpretation of history (online)

Mon 18 Apr 2016 @ 0:00 - Sun 5 Jun 2016 @ 0:00

£235.00

The interpretation of history mattered to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Not only did the legitimacy of the Elizabethan regime under which they lived depend on a very particular reading of history, but retelling stories about the political past was a recognized way of talking obliquely about the political present. We will look closely at two of Shakespeare’s plays, Richard II and Henry V, asking what interpretation they make of history, and what they have to say about the ways in which history is shaped by interpretation, not only in retrospect but at the very time when it is being made.

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Start:
Mon 18 Apr 2016 @ 0:00
End:
Sun 5 Jun 2016 @ 0:00
Cost:
£235.00
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University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education
Phone:
01223 746262
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enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk
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https://www.leisurecourses.net/organiser/madingley-hall/

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Madingley Hall
Madingley Hall,
Madingley, Cambridgeshire CB23 8AQ United Kingdom
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Phone:
01223 746262