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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King Henry IV Part 2

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151839

Category: Drama

Page: 576

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More troubled and troubling than King Henry IV Part 1, the play continues the story of King Henry's decline and Hal's reform. Though Part 2 echoes the structure of the earlier play, it is a darker and more unsettling world, in which even Falstaff's revelry is more tired and cynical, and the once-merry Hal sloughs off his tavern companions to become King Henry V. James C. Bulman's authoritative edition provides a wealth of incisive commentary on this complex history play.
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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: 7691

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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King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 200

View: 8281

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Cymbeline

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408151820

Category: Drama

Page: 474

View: 4578

In Cymbeline, Ancient Britain's female heir to the throne is slandered by a decadent Italian while the Romans invade Britain to retain it as part of their empire. Shakespeare's late romance is full of unpredictable conjunctions that are explored in the comprehensive introduction to this new, fully-illustrated Arden edition. Valerie Wayne takes a transformative look at the play's critical and performance history by examining its attention to gender, calumny and sexuality together with nationhood, colonialism and British identities. The authoritative play text is amply annotated to clarify its language and allusions, and three appendices delineate the play's textual history, its rich use of music and its casting. Offering students and scholars alike a wealth of insight and new research, this edition maintains the rigorous standards of the Arden Shakespeare.
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The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare,Richard Proudfoot,Ann Thompson,David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271031

Category: Drama

Page: 1360

View: 4030

An authoritative, classic edition of Shakespeare's complete works in one hardcover volume.
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Henry IV - Part One

A Broadview Internet Shakespeare Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554810515

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 4432

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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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VI Part Three

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199537112

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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This new edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text and challenges conventional thinking about the nature and relationship of the earliest texts. It contributes substantial new evidence about Shakespeare's revision of the plays and the introduction and commentary focus on stage-oriented discussions of the play's meaning and reception.
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Henry VI, Part One

Author: William Shakespeare,Michael Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192804716

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 3063

The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor: Stanley Wells The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings - On-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, language, and allusions - Detailed introduction considers the first performance in 1592 in relation to the 1623 folio, structure, theatrical history, and the role of women in the play - Illustrated with production photographs and related art - Full index to introduction and commentary - Durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.'
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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: 737

"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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King Henry IV Part 1

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781904271345

Category: Drama

Page: 398

View: 4229

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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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part Two

Author: William Shakespeare,René Weis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198123644

Category: Drama

Page: 287

View: 8324

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects. A helpful Introduction discusses the play's structure, language, and performance history, and the notes provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.
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The Life of King Henry the Fifth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625589980

Category: Drama

Page: 85

View: 7868

Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. In the First Quarto text, it was entitled The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, which became The Life of Henry the Fifth in the First Folio text.
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King Richard III

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,James R. Siemon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1903436893

Category: Drama

Page: 503

View: 1189

Dramatizes Richard's rise to the British throne and his subsequent downfall, and includes criticism and notes on the play's text.
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King Henry the Fourth

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Macbeth

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408153734

Category: Drama

Page: 408

View: 6320

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most performed and studied tragedies. This major new Arden edition offers students detailed on-page commentary notes highlighting meaning and theatrical ideas and themes, as well as an illustrated, lengthy introduction setting the play in its historical, theatrical and critical context and outlining the recent debates about Middleton's possible co-authorship of some scenes. A comprehensive and informative edition ideal for students and teachers seeking to explore the play in depth, whether in the classroom or on the stage.
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The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317833414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 1000

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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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: 8825

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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King Henry VI

Author: William Shakespeare,Edward Burns

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: 9780174434931

Category: Great Britain

Page: 345

View: 7597

Part 2: 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. - Publisher.
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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: 8062

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