Henry V (Modern Library Royal Shakespeare Company Series)

Henry V (Modern Library Royal Shakespeare Company Series)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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With his family’s claim to the throne uncertain, Henry seeks to secure his position by turning the country’s attention abroad. But when his outnumbered army is trapped at Agincourt, disaster seems inevitable. Shakespeare probes notions of leadership and power in this iconic depiction of England’s charismatic warrior king.

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With his family’s claim to the throne uncertain, Henry seeks to secure his position by turning the country’s attention abroad. But when his outnumbered army is trapped at Agincourt, disaster seems inevitable. Shakespeare probes notions of leadership and power in this iconic depiction of England’s charismatic warrior king.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works. Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare’s life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.

Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812969269
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Series:
Modern Library Royal Shakespeare Company Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,356,315
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.52(d)

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Henry V 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Charlottes-son More than 1 year ago
What can be said about Shakespeare that scholars have not written books about already. What i want to point out is this version, this addition, or this translation. I read it cover to cover, with all the annotations. What i liked and what recommend is that, read from cover to cover. You will be taken through the play. Then you will read all the modifications along with the explanations of those modification. They you will read the play again, with all the nuanced changes. Finally you will have learned more than you bargain for. 
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If You like history, come and read this book. i enjoyed it and it was the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great i loved it.I am eleven and it is the best book i've ever read.You've never read a book before you've read this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although Shakespeare is considered the master of poets and playwrights this piece is a complete repetition of his other tradgedies that involve royalty and planned treachery. Besides being created by this author I believe it would be given not as half as much raved reviews if it's author had been different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ehhh. Just bought it for school