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The Resource Constructing a world : Shakespeare's England and the new historical fiction, Martha Tuck Rozett

Constructing a world : Shakespeare's England and the new historical fiction, Martha Tuck Rozett

Label
Constructing a world : Shakespeare's England and the new historical fiction
Title
Constructing a world
Title remainder
Shakespeare's England and the new historical fiction
Statement of responsibility
Martha Tuck Rozett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking its title from Umberto Eco's postscript to The Name of the Rose, the novel that inaugurated the New Historical Fiction in the early 1980s, Constructing the World provides a guide to the genre's defining characteristics. It also serves as a lively account of the way Shakespeare, Marlowe, Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth I, and their contemporaries have been depicted by such writers as Anthony Burgess, George Garrett, Patricia Finney, Barry Unsworth, and Rosalind Miles. Innovative historical novels written during the past two or three decades have transformed the genre, producing some extraordinary bestsellers as well as less widely read serious fiction. Shakespearean scholar Martha Tuck Rozett engages in an ongoing conversation about the genre of historical fiction, drawing attention to the metacommentary contained in "Afterwords" or "Historical Notes"; the imaginative reconstruction of the diction and mentality of the past; the way Shakespearean phrases, names, and themes are appropriated; and the counterfactual scenarios writers invent as they reinvent the past."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rozett, Martha Tuck
Dewey number
823/.0810903
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.H5
LC item number
R69 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Historical fiction, English
  • Great Britain
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Literature and history
  • England
  • Elizabeth
  • Shakespeare, William
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Historical fiction, English
  • Historiography
  • Literature
  • Literature and history
  • England
  • English-speaking countries
  • Great Britain
Label
Constructing a world : Shakespeare's England and the new historical fiction, Martha Tuck Rozett
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: historical fiction old and new
  • Of narrators; or How the teller tells the tale
  • Historical novelists at work: George Garrett and Anthony Burgess
  • Barry Unsworth's Morality play and the origins of English secular drama
  • Fictional Queen Elizabeths and women-centered historical fiction
  • Rewriting Shakespeare: the Henriad with and without Falstaff
  • Teaching Shakespeare's England through historical fiction
Control code
55896125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417523993
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55896125
Label
Constructing a world : Shakespeare's England and the new historical fiction, Martha Tuck Rozett
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: historical fiction old and new
  • Of narrators; or How the teller tells the tale
  • Historical novelists at work: George Garrett and Anthony Burgess
  • Barry Unsworth's Morality play and the origins of English secular drama
  • Fictional Queen Elizabeths and women-centered historical fiction
  • Rewriting Shakespeare: the Henriad with and without Falstaff
  • Teaching Shakespeare's England through historical fiction
Control code
55896125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417523993
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55896125

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