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70. 20. Richard Cumberland, ‘Remarks Upon the Characters of Falstaff and his Group’ (1786), in Henry the Fourth Parts I and II: Critical Essays, ed. , 1986), pp. 49–52 (p. 50); Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ‘Henry IV: The Character of Falstaff ’ (1811), reproduced in Henry the Fourth Parts I and II: Critical Essays, ed. , 1986), p. 53. 21. Charles Gildon, ‘Remarks on the Plays of Shakespeare’ (1710), in William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, 1693–1733 (Volume 2), ed. Brian Vickers (London: Routledge, 1996), p.
And A. E. Dobell, 1924), p. 25. 15. John Dryden, Of Dramatick Poesy, an Essay (1668) (London: Jacob Tonson, 1735), p. lxxvi. 16. Aphra Behn, ‘An Epistle to the Reader’ (1673), in More Seventeenth-Century Allusions to Shakespeare and his Works, ed. George Thorn-Drury (London: P. J. and A. E. Dobell, 1924), p. 10. THE CRITICAL BACKSTORY 31 17. Samuel Pepys, ‘Diary’ (1667), in William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, 1623–1692 (Volume 1), ed. Brian Vickers (London: Routledge, 1974), p. 31. For example, Paul Jorgensen, Redeeming Shakespeare’s Words (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1962).
Howard and Phyllis Rackin’s reading of nationhood in the Henry IV plays in their groundbreaking study, Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare’s English Histories (1997). This innovative monograph attended to both gender and nation in Shakespeare’s history plays, yet it treated the former topic in a more sustained manner than Highley’s study. A consideration of the play’s female characters or of its representation of gender had been, until this point, noticeably absent from the critical history of 1 Henry IV.
1 Henry IV: A critical guide by Stephen Longstaffe