King Henry V (New Cambridge Shakespeare Series)

King Henry V (New Cambridge Shakespeare Series)

by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521293693

ISBN-13: 9780521293693

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most majestic works. Set in the tumultuous days of ancient Rome, this play is renowned for its memorable characters and political intrigue, and it has been captivating audiences and readers since it was first presented more than 400 years ago. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies contains a…  See more details below

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Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most majestic works. Set in the tumultuous days of ancient Rome, this play is renowned for its memorable characters and political intrigue, and it has been captivating audiences and readers since it was first presented more than 400 years ago. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on Julius Caesar, including commentaries by such important critics as Ben Jonson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kenneth Burke, and many others. Students will also benefit from the additional features in this volume, including an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary of the plot, an analysis of several key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, essays discussing the main currents of criticism in each century since Shakespeare's time, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521293693
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

A 'History' Play

The Plantagents family tree

Leading Characters in the Play

Synopsis

Henry IV Part 1: Commentary

Sir John Falstaff

Sir John Falstaff: An Appreciation by Dr. Samuel Johnson

Shakespeare's Verse

Source, Text, and Date

Characters in the Play

Henry IV Part 1 1

The Historical Background 126

Selections from The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland 128

Background 133

England in c.1592 133

Government 133

Religion 133

Education 134

Language 134

Drama 134

Theatre 135

William Shakespeare, 1564-1616 137

Approximate Dates of Composition of Shakespeare's Works 139

Exploring Henry IV Part 1 in the Classroom 140

Ways into the Play 140

Setting the Scene 142

Keeping Track of the Action 143

Characters 144

Themes 145

Shakespeare's Language 146

Exploring with Drama 146

Writing about Henry IV Part 1 147

Further Reading and Resources 149

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