Henry IV Part 1: Oxford School Shakespeare

Henry IV Part 1: Oxford School Shakespeare

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by William Shakespeare, Roma Gill
     
 

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This edition of Henry IV Part 1 is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's

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This edition of Henry IV Part 1 is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.

About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198392293
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/2013
Series:
Oxford School Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
513,469
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.

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Henry IV Part 1: Oxford School Shakespeare 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DaveCullen More than 1 year ago
I love this play, and this edition is the second best I've found. The explanatory notes were very helpful, and I would have been very happy with this edition, if not for the Arden edition. I compared about 20 editions, and rated this #2. But I compared those two finalists line by and Arden had far more historical information and insightful notes on the wordplay (eg, biblical sources he was playing off). Also, this (Oxford) actually overdid it explaining some phrases I found obvious. That was a minor annoyance, but some may find it useful. The Arden was $8 more and for the amount of time/energy I'm going to spend on this, it was well worth that. But if you're really sensitive to the cost, and need a version under $10, I highly recommend this one. It's really a captivating and insightful play, which I'm reading right after finishing "The Plantagenets," which I also recommend, and which teed it up nicely. (That book ends with Henry IV deposing Richard II, leading directly to the situation this play depicts.)  One problem with reading the history of the English kings is their stories tend to blur together after while. I've always been able to keep Henry II straight, because I watched "The Lion in Winter" 20 years ago, and still picture Peter O'Toole as Henry, Katherine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine, etc.  I think I have this set of Henry's etched in my brain for another 20, too.