The Resource King John

King John

Label
King John
Title
King John
Creator
Author
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
Member of
Cataloging source
FEM
Dewey number
822.33
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2982
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Dover Thrift Editions
Label
King John
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn968014759
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486790077
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32799317
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968014759
  • pebc048679007X

Library Locations

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