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Shakespeare’s Princes of Wales: English Identity and the Welsh Connection

Marisa R. Cull


This book spotlights the surprising abundance of princes of Wales—English and Welsh alike—appearing onstage in the late Tudor and early Stuart period. In drawing our attention to the oft-overlooked and frequently misunderstood Welsh inheritance, and in investigating its staged and shadowed heirs in plays and court performances by Shakespeare, Peele, Fletcher, Jonson, and more, the book argues that scholarly interest in Wales’s influence on English national identity must be conditioned by the political and theatrical specificity of the princedom. Illuminating the princedom’s unique role as an e ... More

Keywords: Prince of Wales, Shakespeare, Wales, British national identity, English national identity, Anglo-Welsh, early modern theater, Tudor history, Stuart history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716198
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marisa R. Cull, author
Assistant Professor of English, Randolph-Macon College