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Richardson, Shakespeare’s Dramatic Character, pp. 11, 56. 25. Elizabeth Griffith, The Morality of Shakespeare’s Drama Illustrated (1775) (London: Frank Cass & Co. , 1971), pp. 227, 228. 26. Cumberland, ‘Remarks’, p. 50. 27. Corbyn Morris, ‘An Essay Towards Fixing the True Standards of Wit, Humour, Raillery, Satire and Ridicule’ (1744), in Henry the Fourth Parts I and II: Critical Essays, ed. , 1986), pp. 1–5 (p. 3). 28. Richard Stack, ‘An Examination of an Essay on the Dramatick Character of Sir John Falstaff ’ (1788), in William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, 1693–1733, (Volume 2), ed.
The context of early modern Wales underpinned Jean E. Howard and Phyllis Rackin’s reading of nationhood in the Henry IV plays in their groundbreaking study, Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare’s English Histories (1997). This innovative monograph attended to both gender and nation in Shakespeare’s history plays, yet it treated the former topic in a more sustained manner than Highley’s study. A consideration of the play’s female characters or of its representation of gender had been, until this point, noticeably absent from the critical history of 1 Henry IV.
Rossiter, ‘Angel with Horns: The Unity of Richard III’ (1961), in Shakespeare’s Histories: An Anthology of Modern Criticism, ed. William Armstrong (London: Penguin, 1972), pp. 123–44. 68. Robert Weimann, Shakespeare and the Popular Tradition in the Theatre: Studies in the Social Dimension of Dramatic Form and Function, ed. Robert Schwartz (Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 1978). 69. Derek Traversi, Shakespeare: From Richard II to Henry V (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1957), p.
1 Henry IV: A critical guide by Stephen Longstaffe