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Shakespeare"s Holinshed, the Chronicle and the historical plays compared

by W. G. Boswell-Stone

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Published by Chatto and Windus in London .
Written in English


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SeriesThe Shakespeare library
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LC ClassificationsPR2955 H7 B8 1907
The Physical Object
Pagination532p.
Number of Pages532
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24362674M

  Raphael Holinshed Holinshed’s Chronicles records the history of England, Scotland, and Ireland and became Shakespeare’s primary source for his historical plays. However, it should be noted that Shakespeare did not set out to create historically accurate accounts – he reshaped history for dramatic purposes and to play into the prejudices. As we know, The Tragedy of Macbeth is based on Holinshed’s Chronicles that served as the main source of information for this play. In his work, Shakespeare described events that took place in the 11th century when regicide and state disconnects resulted from the struggle for power between King Macbeth, Macduff, and Duncan I took place in.

Dates and themes. Chronicle plays—history-plays based on the chronicles of Polydore Vergil, Edward Hall, Raphael Holinshed and others—enjoyed great popularity from the late s to c. By the early s they were more numerous and more popular than plays of any other kind. John Bale's morality play Kynge Johan [:King John], c. , is sometimes considered a forerunner of the genre. Shakespeare drew on a number of different sources in writing his history plays. His primary source for historical material, however, is generally agreed to be Raphael Holinshed's massive work, The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, published in Holinshed's account provides the chronology of events that Shakespeare reproduces.

The Chronicles served as Shakespeare’s source for nearly all of his history plays. The plot of Macbeth also came from the Chronicles, as did plot elements for King Lear and Cymbeline. Shakespeare’s second most important source was a book by the Roman historian Plutarch, titled Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans. Holinshed's Chronicles () contributed greatly to the plays of Shakespeare's Henriad, and also advanced the development of the English chronicle play. Criticism. In his book, Shakespeare’s History Plays, E. M. W. Tillyard's.


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Raphael Holinshed ( - ) was an English chronicler, whose work, commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was one of the major sources used by William Shakespeare for a number of his plays. He is thought to have come from Cheshire, but lived in London, where he worked as a translator for the printer Reginald Wolfe/5(5).

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[Raphael Holinshed; W G Boswell-Stone]. Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, also known simply as Holinshed’s Chronicles, was a comprehensive history of Britain that was originally published in The revised edition was used as a source by Shakespeare for many of his history plays, like Macbeth, King Lear, and Cymbeline.

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Shakespeare's Sources for Macbeth Shakespeare's chief source for Macbeth was Holinshed's Chronicles (Macbeth), who based his account of Scotland's history, and Macbeth's in particular, on the Scotorum Historiae, written in by Hector minor sources contributed to Shakespeare's dramatic version of history, including Reginald Scot's Discovery of Witchcraft, and Daemonologie.

Like many of his fellow playwrights, Shakespeare turned to national history for inspiration. In this study, Dominique Goy-Blanquet provides a close comparison of the Henry VI plays and Richard III with their sources, demonstrating how Shakespeare was able to meet not only the ideological but also the technical problems of turning history into drama, how by cutting, carving, shaping, and.

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Raphael Holinshed (c. –?) whose first name is spelled with a double "l" on various title pages, ie "Raphaell," was an English chronicler, who was most famous for his work on The Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande, commonly known as Holinshed's was the "first complete printed history of England composed as a continuous narrative".

Duncan I was killed on Aug MacBeth then reigned as king for seventeen years. As previously stated Duncan I and MacBeth were cousins, a fact not brought out in the play. Shakespeare loosely based the play,” MacBeth ” on events he found in Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland.Holinshed's Chronicles, Volume V: Scotland [Shakespeare's primary source for Macbeth was Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, first published in The outlines of Shakespeare's story are derived from Holinshed's account of Kings Duncan and Macbeth.Shakespeare's Holinshed; the Chronicle and the historical plays compared, by W.G.

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