Burns, Edward

Edward Burns is Senior Lecturer in the department of English Language and Literature, the University of Liverpool. His many publications include: Restoration Comedy: Crises of Desire and Identity (1987); The Character: Acting and Being on the Pre-Modern Stage (1996); and The First Part of King Henry the Sixth (Arden Shakespeare 1999). In addition to his published work he has directed and designed more than forty plays.

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£ 10.99 each Richard III

 

A readable study, not only of the play itself, but of its reception and of the issues - of historical truth, of violence, of attitude to childhood - which it raises.

Description: Richard III has the status of a monster in British culture, and the continuous popularity of Shakespeare’s play has done much to foster this. Deformity and distortion operate through this myth on many levels. This study is an essay in five ‘distortions’, tracking the way the play manipulates and explores fundamental human concerns: the body, history, theatre, childhood and family and the mirrors and shadows of individual identity and self-knowledge.

 

Author: Burns, Edward

 

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