Henry V (Modern Library Royal Shakespeare Company Series)

Henry V (Modern Library Royal Shakespeare Company Series)

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by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen
     
 

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A triumphantly patriotic play that also casts a critical eye at war and warriors, this great epic drama depicts a charismatic ruler in a time of national struggle. The young King Henry’s victory over the French despite overwhelming odds creates a spectacle of action, color, and thundering battles. Whether the warrior-king is urging his men “Once more unto

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A triumphantly patriotic play that also casts a critical eye at war and warriors, this great epic drama depicts a charismatic ruler in a time of national struggle. The young King Henry’s victory over the French despite overwhelming odds creates a spectacle of action, color, and thundering battles. Whether the warrior-king is urging his men “Once more unto the breach, dear friends,” or wooing Katharine of France, Henry is magnificently adapted to the role he must play in England’s greatness. Henry V represents the culmination of Shakespeare’s art as a writer of historical drama.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588368461
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Series:
Modern Library Royal Shakespeare Company Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
774,443
File size:
4 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