The First Part of King Henry VI (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 1

The First Part of King Henry VI (The New Cambridge Shakespeare series) / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 052129634X

ISBN-13: 9780521296342

Pub. Date: 04/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI were for a long time undervalued, but a recent series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and others has demonstrated their theatrical vitality. This is the first major edition in over twenty-five years. It takes account of recent discoveries concerning Shakespeare's early career and the

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Overview

Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI were for a long time undervalued, but a recent series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and others has demonstrated their theatrical vitality. This is the first major edition in over twenty-five years. It takes account of recent discoveries concerning Shakespeare's early career and the problems of authorship, and pays particular attention to recent theatrical history. This textually authoritative edition reveals King Henry VI as a dramatically innovative and politically radical account of key events in the Hundred Years War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521296342
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1990
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; 1. Henry VI: the reign and the plays; 2. The decay of empire; 3. Date and occasion; 4. Authorship; 5. Stage history; 6. Sources; 7. Note on the text; 8. List of characters; 9. The play; 10. Textual analysis; 11. Appendixes; Reading list.

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