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King John, (electronic resource)

Label
King John
Title
King John
Creator
Contributor
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
Midwest
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1960-
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  • Parker, Philip M.
  • hoopla digital
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • John
  • Readers for new literates
  • English language
  • Thai language
  • Thai language
  • Electronic books
  • Historical drama, English
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
King John, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486790077
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11607262
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11607262
System control number
(MWT)MWT11607262
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
King John, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486790077
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11607262
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11607262
System control number
(MWT)MWT11607262
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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