King Henry V (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 1

King Henry V (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) / Edition 1

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

Distinguished editor T.W. Craik makes an independent and balanced examination of the many textual problems of Henry V, providing many new emendations. He begins his illustrated introduction with a commentary on the date and sources of the play, before taking up the problem of the Quarto and Folio texts; in Craik's view, the Quarto texts are evolving and

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Distinguished editor T.W. Craik makes an independent and balanced examination of the many textual problems of Henry V, providing many new emendations. He begins his illustrated introduction with a commentary on the date and sources of the play, before taking up the problem of the Quarto and Folio texts; in Craik's view, the Quarto texts are evolving and incomplete versions of the play, with the First Folio best representing what was written by Shakespeare himself and performed to the public. Following his own substantial critical analysis King Henry V, the editor surveys other critical approaches to the play and lays out its performance history. Preceding the play itself is an explanation of Craik's text, with more analysis of the Quarto and Folio versions shedding light on the arduous process of compiling an edition of Shakespeare. Five appendices follow the play: The First Quarto of 1600, a map of France and the south of England, a map of the route of Henry V's army from 13 August to 17 November 1415, a genealogical table, and a doubling chart. The edition also includes a list of abbreviations used for reference.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780174434801
Publisher:
A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
441
Product dimensions:
4.98(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.96(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations General Editor preface Preface INTRODUCTION - Date - Sources - Henry V: The Quarto and Folio texts - Bad quartos, foul papers and performance-based texts - The play - Critical opinions of the play and its hero - Henry V in performance - Text KING HENRY V Appendices - The First Quarto (1600) - Map of France and the south of England - Map of the route of Henry Vs army, from 13 August to 17 November 1415 - Genealogical table - Doubling chart Abbreviations and References Index

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