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War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Simon Barker

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This original study explores a vital aspect of early modern cultural history: the way that warfare is represented in the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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Part One: Introductory Worlds
Chapter 1: 'Keep It Dark'
Chapter 2: In Theatre
Part Two: Commitment
Chapter 3: Good Friday, 1513
Chapter 4: The Double-Armed Man
Part Three: Shakespeare and the Wars
Chapter 5: 'We band of brothers'
Chapter 6: The Exit Strategy
Part Four: Refusal
Chapter 7: Gentler Crafts
Chapter 8: Beyond History
Chapter 9: The Abandoned Soldier