King Henry V (The New Cambridge Shakespeare edition) / Edition 2

King Henry V (The New Cambridge Shakespeare edition) / Edition 2

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521612640

ISBN-13: 9780521612647

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For this updated edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated war play, Andrew Gurr has added a new section to his introduction which considers recent critical and stage interpretations. He analyzes the play's double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual and demonstrates how the patriotic declarations of the Chorus are contradicted by the

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For this updated edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated war play, Andrew Gurr has added a new section to his introduction which considers recent critical and stage interpretations. He analyzes the play's double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual and demonstrates how the patriotic declarations of the Chorus are contradicted by the play's action. Gurr analyzes the play's more controversial sequences in the context of Elizabethan thought, in particular, the studies of the laws and morality of war written in the years before Henry V. An updated reading list completes the edition. First Edition Hb (1992) 0-521-22154-4 First Edition Pb (1992) 0-521-29369-3

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521612647
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,009,588
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: The play and its date; The coercive Chorus; Context and sources; Structure and language; Staging and stage history; Recent critical and stage interpretations; Note on the text; List of characters; The Play; Textual analysis; Appendices: Theatre sources: The Famous Victories; Historical Sources: Holinshed's Chronicles; Background sources: Richard Crompton, The Mansion of Magnanimitie; Reading list.

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