King Henry V (Shakespeare in Production Series) / Edition 1

King Henry V (Shakespeare in Production Series) / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521595118

ISBN-13: 9780521595117

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first stage history of Shakespeare's King Henry V to cover the play's theatrical life since 1599. Staging this play is a political act, and the substantial Introduction traces its theatrical interventions into conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam and the Falklands. The stage and film history raises interpretative questions—is Henry V an

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Overview

This is the first stage history of Shakespeare's King Henry V to cover the play's theatrical life since 1599. Staging this play is a political act, and the substantial Introduction traces its theatrical interventions into conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam and the Falklands. The stage and film history raises interpretative questions—is Henry V an epic of English nationalism, a knowing and cynical piece of power politics, or an anti-war manifesto? The volume also includes the play text, illustrations and detailed footnotes about major performances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521595117
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Shakespeare in Production Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editors' preface; List of abbreviations; Select chronology of English-language performances; Introduction; King Henry V and commentary; Index.

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