King Henry VI Part 1

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436431

Category: Drama

Page: 345

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A fresh look at a play usually regarded as the first component of a three-part historical epic, this edition argues that Henry VI Part 1 is a "prequel," a freestanding piece that returns for ironic and dramatic effect to a story already familiar to its audience. The play's ingenious use of stage space is closely analyzed, as is its manipulation of a series of set-piece combats to give a coherent syntax of action. Discussion of the dramatic structure created by the opposing figures of Talbot and Jeanne la Pucelle, and exploration of the critical controversies and "puzzles" surrounding the figure of Jeanne, lead to a reflection on the nature of the history play as genre in the 1590s. Burns provides notes on his editorial procedure in the section before the play itself. Appendices on names, naming, and wordplay; casting; contemporary adaptations; and military hierarchy and the conduct of war in the age of Henry VI are also included. The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play's foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.
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Macbeth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Henry IV, Part 1

The First Part of Henry the Fourth : the First Folio of 1623 and a Parallel Modern Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854597205

Category: Drama

Page: 222

View: 7461

"A quite wonderful ideaSo blindingly obvious, I can't understand why nobody had thought of it before. I will certainly use the texts myself."-- Sir Peter Hall
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Henry IV - Part One

A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460402758

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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Henry IV, Part One has been one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays since it was first produced, and was reprinted several times during the playwright’s lifetime. The play encompasses the tragic pathos of Hotspur’s death, the thrill of Hal’s battlefield valor, the intrigue of power politics, and the broad humor of tavern scenes. It has been performed as a play that celebrates England and engenders national pride, but also as a play that thumbs its nose at patriotism and notions of empire. This Broadview Edition provides a discussion of the play’s performance history, and both the introduction and footnotes encourage readers to think about the play as a performance text. The appendices gather a selection of historical sources and contemporary philosophical and political writings from England and Europe, and interleaved pages throughout the play provide illustrations and extended discussion of key phrases, plot points, and allusions. Further historical and performance materials are available on the Internet Shakespeare Editions website.
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King Henry IV Part 1

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271345

Category: Drama

Page: 398

View: 9299

David Scott Kastan's lucid exploration of the remarkable richness and ambitious design of 'King Henry IV part 1' reveals the play to be almost a treatise on the central relationship between value and political authority.
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King Henry VI Part 2

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Ronald Knowles

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436622

Category: Drama

Page: 491

View: 2984

This edition celebrates King Henry VI Part 2 as one of the most exciting and dynamic plays of the English renaissance theatre, with its exploration of power politics and social revolution and its focus on the relationship between divine justice and sin. An extensive discussion of performance history traces the play's progress on stage from abridgement and adaptation to full historical epic. A survey of criticism discusses the wide range of responses provoked by the play's handling of its historical theme, and concludes by focusing on the element of burlesque in the attempted social revolution portrayed.
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The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317833414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 8912

First published in 1977. This book ascertains what sources Shakespeare used for the plots of his plays and discusses the use he made of them; and secondly illustrates how his general reading is woven into the texture of his work. Few Elizabethan dramatists took such pains as Shakespeare in the collection of source-material. Frequently the sources were apparently incompatible, but Shakespeare's ability to combine a chronicle play, one or two prose chronicles, two poems and a pastoral romance without any sense of incongruity, was masterly. The plays are examined in approximately chronological order and Shakespeare's developing skill becomes evident.
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Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137004282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's tragi-comedy of youth and age, introducing the immortal Sir John Falstaff THIS EDITION INCLUDES: • An illuminating introduction to Henry IV Part I by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate • The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page • A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play • An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre • A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry IV Part I in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with two leading directors and an actor– Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Michael Pennington – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.
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Shakespeare, Computers, and the Mystery of Authorship

Author: D. H. Craig,Arthur F. Kinney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521516234

Category: Drama

Page: 234

View: 1747

Using computer analysis, this book confronts the main unsolved mysteries of authorship in Shakespeare's canon, providing some surprising conclusions.
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König Heinrich IV., Erster Teil

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625745

Category:

Page: 107

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Heinrich IV. ist ein Historiendrama in zwei Teilen in Versen und Prosa von William Shakespeare, entstanden 1596/97. Die Titelfigur ist der englische König Heinrich der Vierte (1366/67−1413). Beide Teile wurden 1597 uraufgeführt. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.
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King Henry IV Part 2

Second Series

Author: William Shakespeare,A. R. Humphreys

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271062

Category: Drama

Page: 242

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A. R. Humphreyswas Professor of English at Leicester University. He also editedKing Henry IV Part 1and Much Ado About Nothing for the Arden Second Series,King Henry VandKing Henry VIIIfor Penguin, andJulius Caesarfor the Oxford Shakespeare. In the introduction to this Arden edition ofKing Henry IV Part 2, A. R. Humphreys begins by discussing the original publication of the play, the establishing of its date, and the extent to which Shakespeare took liberties with historical facts in 1and2 Henry IV. The editor proceeds to examine the relationship between the twoHenry IVplays, considering historical evidence and previous critical analysis. In the following section, Humphreys analyzes the several probable sources for the play, six of which appear in full in an appendix. Later in the introduction, the editor devotes substantial sections of his own criticism to the play's style and themes, with individual sections dedicated to Falstaff and the infamous scene of his rejection by Prince Hal. Humphreys finally dissects problems of the early texts, going over the nuances of the Quarto and Folio editions and comparing the two. Before the actual text of the play, notes are given on the particularities of this edition and its references and abbreviations. Following the text ofKing Henry IV Part 2are eight appendices: "Source Material"; "Hall probably not a Source"; "II. i. 88: The Singing-Man of Windsor"; "Justice Shallow and Gloucestershire"; "Gaultree"; "The Continuity of Scenes in Act IV, i-ii, and iv-v"; "IV. v. 20-30: 'Why doth the crown lie there . . .'"; and "Henry and the Crusade." The Arden Shakespearehas developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play’s foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader. Table of Contents Preface INTRODUCTION 1. Publication 2. Date 3. The Extent of Revision (i) Changes of Names (ii) Further Revisions? 4. The Relationship to1 Henry IV 5. The Main Sources (i) Holinshed (ii) Daniel (iii) Stow (iv) Elyot (v)A Myrroure for Magistrates (vi) The “Wild Prince Hal” Stories (vii)The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth (viii) Other Prince Hal Plays? 6. Themes and their Treatment (i) Richard and Henry (ii) Henry and Necessity (iii) Statecraft and Morality (iv) Miscalculation (v) Anarchy (vi) Age and Disease (vii) Life in Place and Time 7. Falstaff 8. The Rejection 9. The Style and its Functions 10. The Text (i) The Transmission of the Text (ii) The Cuts in the Quarto (iii) The Copy for the Folio (iv) Comparison of the Quarto and Folio Texts (v) The Folio Text independent of the Quarto? (vi) The Folio Text not independent of the Quarto? (vii) The Answer? (viii) The Dering Manuscript 11. Editorial Methods 12. References and Abbreviations THE SECOND PART OF KING HENRY THE FOURTH APPENDICES I. Source Material 1. Holinshed 2. Daniel 3. Stow 4. Elyot 5.The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth 6. John Eliot:Ortho-epia Gallica II. Hall probably not a Source III. II. i. 88: The Singing-Man of Windsor IV. Justice Shallow and Gloucestershire V. Gaultree VI. The Continuity of Scenes in Act IV, i-ii, and iv-v VII. IV. v. 20-30: “Why doth the crown lie there . . .” VIII. Henry and the Crusade
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Shakespeareäó»s Authentic Performance Texts

The Case for Staging from the First Folio

Author: Graham Watts

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476618720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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When we pick up a copy of a Shakespeare play, we assume that we hold in our hands an original record of his writing. We don’t. Present-day printings are an editor’s often subjective version of the script. Around 25 percent of any Shakespeare play will have been altered, and this creates an enormous amount of confusion. The only authentic edition of Shakespeare’s works is the First Folio, published by his friends and colleagues in 1623. This volume makes the case for printing and staging the plays as set in the First Folio, which preserved actor cues that helped players understand and perform their roles. The practices of modern editors are critiqued. Also included are sections on analyzing and acting the text, how a complex character can be created using the First Folio, and a director’s approach to rehearsing Shakespeare with various exercises for both professional and student actors. In conclusion, all of the findings are applied to Measure for Measure.
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König Heinrich VI., Dritter Teil

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625796

Category:

Page: 118

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Heinrich VI. ist ein Historiendrama in drei Teilen mit jeweils fünf Akten von William Shakespeare. Der erste Teil mit dem Titel The First Part of Henry the Sixth ist ca. 1589–90 entstanden, die beiden anderen als The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster und The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York and the Good King Henry the Sixth ca. 1590–92. Zusammen mit dem Stück Richard III. bilden sie die sogenannte York-Tetralogie. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.
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Shakespeare Jahrbuch

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Most volumes include "Shakespeare Bibliographie".
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King Henry VI Part 3

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,John D. Cox,Eric Rasmussen

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436301

Category: Drama

Page: 460

View: 6326

In their lively and engaging edition of this sometimes neglected early play, Cox and Rasmussen make a strong claim for it as a remarkable work, revealing a confidence and sureness that very few earlier plays can rival. They show how the young Shakespeare, working closely from his chronicle sources, nevertheless freely shaped his complex material to make it both theatrically effective and poetically innovative. The resulting work creates, in Queen Margaret, one of ShakespeareÂ's strongest female roles and is the source of the popular view of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick as Â'kingmakerÂ'. Focusing on the history of the play both in terms of both performance and criticism, the editors open it to a wide and challenging variety of interpretative and editorial paradigms.
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Orwell's Cough

Author: John Ross

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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“The doctor suddenly appeared beside Will, startling him. Though he smiled reassuringly, the poet noticed that he kept a safe distance. In a soothing, urbane voice, he explained the treatment: stewed prunes to evacuate the bowels; succulent meats to ease digestion; cinnabar and the sweating tub… Desperate diseases called for desperate remedies.” Did Will Shakespeare’s doctors addle his brain with cinnabar and mercury? Was Jane Eyre inspired by the plagued school that claimed the Brontë clan? Did writing 1984 kill George Orwell? Dr John Ross of Harvard Medical School opens his surgery to consult with the likes of Milton, Swift, Melville, Joyce, and Jack London, exploring the history of medicine as never before, from the Bard’s cloaked visits to Southwark to cure his unsavoury rashes to the arsenic-and-horse-serum jabs given for Yeats’s fevers. With novelistic flair and deep expertise, Ross reveals a wholly absorbing new view on the writer’s life.
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