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The Resource King John, (electronic resource)

King John, (electronic resource)

Label
King John
Title
King John
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amid a backdrop of war, conspiracy, and murder, this historical play depicts the troubled reign of King John, who ruled England from 1199 to 1216. Shakespeare's most enigmatic king struggles with the shifting loyalties of his nobles as well as threats from his covetous heirs and the burdens of his own conscience. The play, which abounds in battles and betrayals, explores issues of politics, inheritance, and legitimacy. John's problems are threefold: he has usurped the throne from the rightful heir, his nephew Arthur; his relationship with the Vatican is troubled; and he is highly unpopular with his own subjects. Shakespeare's portrayal of the despised monarch finds a more heroic figure in Sir Richard Plantagenet, an illegitimate son of Richard I. The Bastard, as John's loyal nephew is known, forms the moral center of the play as well as a source of irreverent humor and honesty. A cynical play about power struggles, King John offers a remarkably contemporary mix of history and ironic commentary, balanced in equal measures by elements of tragedy and satire
Cataloging source
VALIL
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
King John, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTEzMzIyODcz
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
frd903207973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486790077
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486790077
  • (Sirsi) b1360647
Label
King John, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTEzMzIyODcz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
frd903207973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486790077
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486790077
  • (Sirsi) b1360647

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