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War Without Shakespeare: Reading Shakespearian Absence, 1642–1649

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 September 2019

Emma Smith
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University of Oxford
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Shakespeare wrote in the shadow of war. His plays deal with the historical conflicts of medieval England and ancient Rome but they were written during the French Wars of Religion, the Anglo-Spanish War, the Nine Years’ War in Ireland, and other significant pan-European conflicts.

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Shakespeare Survey 72 , pp. 75 - 85
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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