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William Shakespeare
Henry IV, Parts I & II
A Longman Cultural Edition

Editor: Ronald Levao
Series Editor: Susan J. Wolfson

Affordably priced, Longman Cultural Editions present classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts–cultural, critical, and literary. Each Longman Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of a key literary work, supplemented by helpful annotations and followed by contextual materials that reveal the conversations and controversies of its historical moment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321182746
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 1/10/2007
  • Series: Longman Cultural Editions Series
  • Edition description: Longman Cultural Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Levao received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, and has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of Renaissance Minds and Their Fictions: Cusanus, Sidney Shakespeare, editor of Selected Poems of Thomas Campion, Samuel Daniel and Sir Walter Ralegh, and has published numerous essays on Renaissance literature. He has been a member of English Departments at Princeton University and Queens College, City University of New York and is currently at the English Department of Rutgers University, where he specializes in Shakespeare and early-modern intellectual history. He has recently won departmental and university-wide teaching awards.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

About Longman Cultural Editions About This Edition Introduction

Table of Dates

Select Genealogy

Henry IV, Part One Henry IV, Part Two Contexts

Shakespeare’s Historical Sources

Raphael Holinshed, from Chronicles of England,

Scotland, and Ireland, 2nd edition (1587)

Samuel Daniel, from The First Four Books of the Civil War

between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York (1595)

From The Famous Victories of Henry V (pre-1588?; pub. 1598)

Sir Thomas Elyot, from The Book Named the Governor (1531)

Obedience, Resistance, Rebellion

St. Paul, from Epistle to the Romans, ch. 13

From Certain Sermons or Homilies (1547, 1563, 1571)

From An Exhortation Concerning Obedience(1547)

From An Homily Against Disobedience and Willful Rebellion (1570; 1571).

John Ponet, from A Short Treatise of Politic Power (1556)

Philippe du Plessis-Mornay, from Vindiciae contra tyrannos (The Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants) (1579)

Shakespeare’s History Plays

A Catalogue of the several Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies contained in this Volume

William Shakespeare, from Richard II

The Fascination of Falstaff Key Statements

Samuel Johnson, from The Plays of William Shakespeare (1765)

Elizabeth Montague, from Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespeare (1769)

Maurice Morgann, from An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff (1777)

William Hazlitt, from Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays (1817)

A. C. Bradley, from “The Rejection of Falstaff,” Oxford Lectures on Poetry (1909)

Partial models

Titus Maccius Plautus, from Miles Gloriosus (The Braggart Soldier)

From The Interlude of Youth

Edmund Spenser, from The Faerie Queene, Book 1, Canto 4

From Oldcastle to Falstaff

John Foxe, from Acts and Monuments (1563)

Raphael Holinshed, from Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 2nd edition (1587)

Michael Drayton, Richard Hathaway, Antony Munday, and Robert Wilson, Sir John Oldcastle, Part One (Prologue) (1600)

William Shakespeare, from Henry VI, Part One (ca. 1590)

Theatrum Mundi

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola from Oration (on the Dignity of Man) (1486)

Sir Thomas More, from Utopia (1516)

Sir Walter Raleigh, “On the Life of Man”

William Shakespeare, from Richard III (1592), Richard II (1595), As You Like It (1599), Macbeth (1606), The Tempest (1611)

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