Shakespeare’s History Plays: Rethinking Historicism now available on Open Access

My first book, Shakespeare’s History Plays: Rethinking Historicism (2012), is now available through Open Access: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=625259

I’ve always liked the front cover of this one. It’s a sketch of the skull of Richard II made in 1871. I’d love to say there’s some deeper meaning behind it, but in all honesty, I just thought it looked cool. Hopefully this book will still be of use to anyone working on the histories, or on challenging the assumptions of new historicism and cultural materialism.