Part I: Making Gender Visible: A Re-Viewing of Shakespeare's History Plays 1. Thoroughly Modern Henry 2. The History Play in Shakespeare's Time 3. Feminism, Women, and the Shakespearean History Play 4. The Theater as Institution Notes. Part II: Weak Kings, Warrior Women, and the Assault on Dynastic Authority: The First Tetralogy and King John 1. Henry VI, Part I 2. Henry VI, Part II 3. Henry VI, Part III 4. Richard III 5. King John. Notes. Part III: Gender and Nation: Anticipations of Modernity in the Second Tetralogy 1. Richard II 2. The Henry IV plays 3. Henry V Notes. Bibilography. Index.