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Henry V (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare) (PagePerfect NOOK Book)
     

Henry V (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare) (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by William Shakespeare
 

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Henry V, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world's foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to

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Henry V, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world's foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote.

Each volume in the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare includes:

New Scholarship - Premiere scholars introduce each play with contemporary scholarship. An essay on editing the text provides an in-depth look at the quartos and folios used in the edition.
Contextualizing Essays - Essays on Shakespeare's England, language, and life, along with essays on performing Shakespeare and significant performances frame the play in both historical and theatrical context for readers. A look at the lasting influence of the play on music, art, film, and dance creates an interdisciplinary framework with which to approach the play.
Better Notes - Through one-word margin definitions, facing-page glosses, and longer end notes after the play, our innovative approach to notes pulls readers away from the text fewer times while providing them with more information and comprehensive analysis.
Further Reading - An annotated bibliography of titles, hand-selected by the introduction author, takes readers beyond the edition for further reading.
The story of England's greatest warrior king, Henry V offers a compelling demonstration of the moral costs of heroic action. The editor Ben Robinson, clarifies a host of contemporary terms and references in the play, offering a dramatically clearer version of the play than has been seen before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411465831
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Shakespeare
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Shakespeare Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,219,574
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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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