Additional Resources for King Henry VI, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

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Bevington, David. "The Domineering Female in 1 Henry VI." Shakespeare Studies 2 (1966): 51-58. Bevington shows that the motif of the strong woman in 1 Henry VI intentionally parallels the theme of disagreement and division in the play. Blanpied, John W. '"Art and Baleful Sorcery': The Counterconsciousness of Henry VI, Part I." Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 15, no. 2 (Spring 1975): 213- 227.

Blanpied argues that the play is intentionally ironic and iconoclastic, a deliberate undermining of tradition. Boas, Frederick S. "Joan of Arc in Shakespeare, Schiller and Shaw." Shakespeare Quarterly 2 (1951): 35-45. Boas argues that Shakespeare's portrait of Joan of Arc as inconsistent matches the pejorative view in Holinshed, his source.

Brockbank, J. M. "The Frame of Disorder: Henry VI." In Early Shakespeare, edited by John Russell Brown and Bernard Harris, 73-100. London: Edward Arnold, 1961. Brockbank traces the way in which Shakespeare alters his sources in order to stress the importance of pageantry in...

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