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The Resource "A brief discourse of rebellion and rebels" by George North : a newly uncovered manuscript source for Shakespeare's plays, Dennis McCarthy, June Schlueter

"A brief discourse of rebellion and rebels" by George North : a newly uncovered manuscript source for Shakespeare's plays, Dennis McCarthy, June Schlueter

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"A brief discourse of rebellion and rebels" by George North : a newly uncovered manuscript source for Shakespeare's plays
Title
"A brief discourse of rebellion and rebels" by George North
Title remainder
a newly uncovered manuscript source for Shakespeare's plays
Statement of responsibility
Dennis McCarthy, June Schlueter
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Linguistic and thematic correspondences between the North manuscript and Shakespeare's plays make it clear that the playwright borrowed from this document in other [King Lear, 2 Henry VI] plays as well, including Richard III, 3 Henry VI, Henry V, King John, Macbeth, and Coriolanus."-- From dust jacket
  • ""A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels" is the only uniquely existent, unpublished manuscript that can be shown to have been a source for Shakespeare's plays. George North wrote the treatise in 1576 while at Kirtling Hall, the North family estate in Cambridgeshire. His manuscript, newly uncovered by the authors at the British Library, has many implications for our understanding of Shakespeare's plays. For example, not only does it bring clarity to the Fool's mysterious reference to Merlin in King Lear, but also upsets the prevailing opinion that Shakespeare invented the final hours of Jack Cade in 2 Henry VI. Linguistic and thematic correspondences between the North manuscript and Shakespeare's plays make it clear that the playwright borrowed from this document in other plays as well, including Richard III, 3 Henry VI, Henry V, King John, Macbeth, and Coriolanus. The opening chapters of the book investigate such connections; the volume also contains both a transcript and a facsimile of "A Brief Discourse", making this previously unknown document readily available." -- Publisher's description
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YDX
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1964-
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McCarthy, Dennis
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2955.N67
LC item number
M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Schlueter, June
  • North, George
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  • North, George
  • Shakespeare, William
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"A brief discourse of rebellion and rebels" by George North : a newly uncovered manuscript source for Shakespeare's plays, Dennis McCarthy, June Schlueter
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
George North and the Kirtling Hall manuscript -- Uncovering connections between North's "Discourse" and Shakespeare's plays -- The final hours of Jack Cade -- The fool, Merlin's prophecy, and the upside-down world of King Lear -- Political monologues and a glimpse of Coriolanus -- Afterword: The odds that the parallels are coincidental -- The transcript : "A brief discourse of rebellion and rebels," by George North -- Facsimile: "A brief discourse of rebellion and rebells, wher'in is showyd, ye treasur yt traytors in ye execution of theyr treason, by tym attayne to," by George North
Control code
995272588
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781843844884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)995272588
Label
"A brief discourse of rebellion and rebels" by George North : a newly uncovered manuscript source for Shakespeare's plays, Dennis McCarthy, June Schlueter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
George North and the Kirtling Hall manuscript -- Uncovering connections between North's "Discourse" and Shakespeare's plays -- The final hours of Jack Cade -- The fool, Merlin's prophecy, and the upside-down world of King Lear -- Political monologues and a glimpse of Coriolanus -- Afterword: The odds that the parallels are coincidental -- The transcript : "A brief discourse of rebellion and rebels," by George North -- Facsimile: "A brief discourse of rebellion and rebells, wher'in is showyd, ye treasur yt traytors in ye execution of theyr treason, by tym attayne to," by George North
Control code
995272588
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 266 pages
Isbn
9781843844884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)995272588

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