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"Unborn and unbegot" : Richard III, Edward II, Richard II, and queer history Choate, Evan Wallace


In my thesis, I treat Shakespeare’s Richard III, Marlowe’s Edward II, and Shakespeare’s Richard II as a queer sequence of history plays, or a kind of co-authored triptych, by reading their influences on each other and focusing on the iterative elements of their writing of history. I describe in my thesis how the queer affects, desires, and pleasures in these plays are integral to a History – the shared knowledge and impressions of a British national past – from which they are and have been systematically excluded.

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