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King Henry V (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series)
     

King Henry V (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series)

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by William Shakespeare, T. W. Craik (Editor)
 

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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

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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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“Craik's commentary is particularly ample and detailed, with careful attention to the play's language, textual problems, the interpretation of stage directions, and Shakespeare's handling of source materials . . . he builds up a distinct though traditionalist reading which, critically sympathetic and undogmatic, finds the play at once simple and subtle.” —John Jowett, Shakespeare Survey

“With the exceptionally thorough Arden notes, and the extensive editorial coverage, including recent stage history, this Henry V is the one to have.” —Times Higher Education Supplement

“Craik's commentary is exemplary in its thorough treatment of critical concerns, glossaries and explanations, theatrical matters, and source material.” —Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

Shakespeare Survey John Jowett

Craik's commentary is particularly ample and detailed, with careful attention to the play's language, textual problems, the interpretation of stage directions, and Shakespeare's handling of source materials . . . he builds up a distinct though traditionalist reading which, critically sympathetic and undogmatic, finds the play at once simple and subtle.
Times Higher Education Supplement

With the exceptionally thorough Arden notes, and the extensive editorial coverage, including recent stage history, this Henry V is the one to have.
Barry Gaines

Craik's commentary is exemplary in its thorough treatment of critical concerns, glossaries and explanations, theatrical matters, and source material.
John Jowett

Craik's commentary is particularly ample and detailed, with careful attention to the play's language, textual problems, the interpretation of stage directions, and Shakespeare's handling of source materials... he builds up a distinct though traditionalist reading which, critically sympathetic and undogmatic, finds the play at once simple and subtle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415014137
Publisher:
A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
441
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.11(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

T. W. Craik is Emeritus Professor of English in the University of Durham in the UK. He is the author of The Tudor Interlude and The Comic Tales of Chaucer, and has edited plays by Marlowe and Massinger for the New Mermaids Series, a selection of Elizabethan tragedies for Everyman's Library, Beaumont and Fletcher's Maid's Tragedy for the Revels Plays, and The Merry Wives of Windsor for the Oxford Shakespeare. He was joint editor of Twelfth Night in the second series of the Arden Shakespeare.

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