The Legend of Guy of Warwick

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 551 pages

Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
WICK
37
A FOURTEENTHCENTURY
49
CHAPTER FOUR LATE MEDIEVAL ADAPTATIONS
107
Living Guys Legend
118
John Lydgates Guy of Warwick
123
Chronicles of Thomas Rudborne and John Hardyng
134
Gydo und Thyrsus
140
Humphrey Crouch The Heroick History 1655
242
Samuel Smithson The Famous History of Guy Earl of Warwick
249
Abridgements of Smithsons Chapbook
255
John Shurley The Renowned History 1681
265
George Conyers Famous History 1690s
282
Abridgements of G L s Version
299
CHAPTER SEVEN A STORY FOR CHILDREN SATIRISTS
313
CHAPTER EIGHT APOTHEOSIS AND DECLINE IN
395

Tirant lo Blanc
153
CHAPTER FIVE RENAISSANCE DIVERSITY
163
One of the Nine Worthies Richard Lloyd A brief discourse
190
CHAPTER SIX PENNY HISTORIES AND EIGHTEENTH
237
NOTES
457
BIBLIOGRAPHY
507
INDEX
521
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