The Henry the Fourth: Part One

The Henry the Fourth: Part One

by William Shakespeare
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521296153

ISBN-13: 9780521296151

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This edition offers a strongly theatrical perspective on the origins of The First Part of King Henry IV and the history of its interpretation. In their introduction the editors clarify the play's surprising, decentralized dramatic structure, questioning the recent assumption that the drama focuses on the education of Prince Hal. They call attention to the effects

Overview

This edition offers a strongly theatrical perspective on the origins of The First Part of King Henry IV and the history of its interpretation. In their introduction the editors clarify the play's surprising, decentralized dramatic structure, questioning the recent assumption that the drama focuses on the education of Prince Hal. They call attention to the effects of civil war on a broad range of relationships. Falstaff's unpredictable vitality is explored, together with important contemporary values of honor, friendship, festivity and reformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521296151
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: 1. Reputation; 2. Date; 3. The design of the play; 4. Transforming the sources; 5. The appeal of Falstaff and the contexts of interpretation; 6. Stage history; The play; Textual analysis; Appendix: Shakespeare and Holinshed; Reading list.

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