After a brief discussion of genre--here, the chronicle play--and how history was used in allegorical dramas she introduces John Pickering's Horestes and Thomas Preston's Cambises as examples of plays which employ allegory to safely critique the commonwealth though "veiled polemic." Murakami reads Pickering's play as a response to Preston's Cambises and she argues that together the plays show how such chronicle plays
as these evoke moral positions opposed to those found in the earlier moral dramas.
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After a chapter on actors, plays, and playhouses, he works his way through the plans, with asides on the warrior plays and the chronicle plays
Alexander Shurbanov and Boika Sokolova argue, as part of their account of the chronicle plays
' productions in Bulgaria, that in "rewriting the histories the twentieth century diagnosed its own painful plight and reinscribed Shakespeare in the body of its post-World War II culture not as the author of unique dramatic creations based on old stories, but as a rich source of old texts to be reshaped for modern use--a legacy whose vigour resides in its endless susceptibility to meaningful revision and adaptation" (186).
The same is true in his treatment of the chronicle plays
, even though he later approvingly cites Jonathan Goldberg's celebration of the contingency within Renaissance literature (175).
In contrast to the historical dramas staged by the rival Henslowe companies, which, he argues, were less concerned with the "consolidation and maintenance of royal power" than with the plight of the socially inferior "victims of such power," Shakespeare's chronicle plays
exorcised the common people from their vision of the nation with increasing ruthlessness: It is as though Shakespeare set out to cancel the popular ideology with which his cycle of English history plays began, as though he wanted to efface, alienate, even demonize all signs of commoner participation in the political nation.
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Early chronicle plays
had such titles as The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth, The Life and Death of Jacke Straw, The Troublesome Raigne of John King of England , and The True Tragedie of Richard III.
He capitalized on the revolutionary treatment that Marlowe had given blank verse, achieving a greater range and flexibility than his predecessors had been capable of, and he responded to the newly developing national mood with a series of chronicle plays
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Heywood in An Apology for Actors (1612), encourages us to regard Edward IV as homiletic: chronicle plays
, he claims, "teach ...
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