The Two Noble Kinsmen | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Peter C. Herman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of The Two Noble Kinsmen.
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Critical Essay by Peter C. Herman

SOURCE: '"Is this Winning?': Prince Henry's Death and the Problem of Chivalry in The Two Noble Kinsmen," in The South Atlantic Review, Vol. 62, No. 1, Winter, 1997, pp. 1-31.

Below, Herman argues that Shakespeare and Fletcher's adaptation of Chaucer's The Knight's Tale was "significantly influenced" by the recent premature death of the young Prince Henry of Wales in 1613 and by the public disillusionment brought about by this event.

"Men are mad things."

Although criticism is replete with investigations into how shifts in later contexts alter the interpretation of early modern texts, examples of how this paradigm obtains within the Renaissance itself are much less common.1 In this article I want to suggest that william Shakespeare and John Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen provides such...

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