The Oxford Shakespeare Henry IV

The Oxford Shakespeare  Henry IV

David Bevington's introduction discusses the play in both performance and criticism from Shakespeare's time to our own, illustrating the variety of interpretations of which the text is capable.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199536139

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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As Henry's throne is threatened by rebel forces, England is divided. The characters reflect these oppositions, with Hal and Hotspur vying for position, and Falstaff leading Hal away from his father and towards excess. During Shakespeare's lifetime Henry IV, Part I was his most reprinted play, and it remains enormously popular with theatregoers and readers. Falstaff still towers among Shakespeare's comic inventions as he did in the late 1590's. David Bevington's introduction discusses the play in both performance and criticism from Shakespeare's time to our own, illustrating the variety of interpretations of which the text is capable. He analyses the play's richly textured language in a detailed commentary on individual words and phrases and clearly explains its historical background.
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Henry VI Part One

Henry VI  Part One

This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.'

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192804715

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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The Oxford ShakespeareGeneral Editor: Stanley WellsThe 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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The Oxford Shakespeare Richard II

The Oxford Shakespeare  Richard II

Shakespeare plays, texts.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199602285

Category: Drama

Page: 297

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Shakespeare plays, texts.
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Henry VI

Henry VI

This new edition of the precursor to Richard III offers a fresh interpretation of the relationship between the two earliest texts--The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York (octavo, 1595) and the First Folio Henry VI Part Three (1623)- ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198123655

Category: Drama

Page: 392

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This new edition of the precursor to Richard III offers a fresh interpretation of the relationship between the two earliest texts--The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York (octavo, 1595) and the First Folio Henry VI Part Three (1623)--arguing that the former is a memorially reported and original version of the play later revised for the Folio. The two therefore represent Shakespeare's early and revised conceptions of the play. Unlike all previous editions, the text here is based rigorously on the Folio, with a re-examination of the dates of composition, memorial reporting, and revision. It includes a full introduction, appendices, and commentary.
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The Oxford Shakespeare Henry IV Part Two

The Oxford Shakespeare  Henry IV  Part Two

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198123647

Category: Drama

Page: 287

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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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Henry VI Part Two

Henry VI  Part Two

In The Third Part of King Henry VI, Shakespeare brings the story of Henry's reign and eventual fall to Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to its unhappy close.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192804146

Category: Drama

Page: 319

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In The Third Part of King Henry VI, Shakespeare brings the story of Henry's reign and eventual fall to Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to its unhappy close.
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Henry IV

Henry IV

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's profound exploration of a prince's coming of age and the rejection of old Jack Falstaff THIS EDITION INCLUDES: • An illuminating introduction to Henry IV Part II ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137004314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's profound exploration of a prince's coming of age and the rejection of old Jack Falstaff THIS EDITION INCLUDES: • An illuminating introduction to Henry IV Part II 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 II 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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Oxford Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen of Verona  The Oxford Shakespeare

- A new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings - Wide-ranging introduction explores the lyrical language with which Shakespeare dramatizes competing kinds of love - Detailed performance history designed to ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191622380

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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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 - Wide-ranging introduction explores the lyrical language with which Shakespeare dramatizes competing kinds of love - Detailed performance history designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals - On-page commentary and notes explain language, word-play, and staging - the only edition to provide a setting of the song 'Who is Silvia?' , taken from an Elizabethan source - 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' ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Oxford Shakespeare A Midsummer Night s Dream

The Oxford Shakespeare  A Midsummer Night s Dream

OXFORD WORLD ' S CLASSICS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE A Midsummer
Night's ... Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet Henry V Henry IV, Part 1 Henry IV, Part 2
Henry VI, Part One Henry VI, Part Two Henry VI, Part Three Iulius Caesar King
Henry ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192834207

Category: Drama

Page: 275

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. In the introduction to this edition, Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. - ;A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, which suggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree. In his introduction Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. -
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The Oxford Shakespeare Henry VI Part Three

The Oxford Shakespeare  Henry VI Part Three

This new edition is based on the 1623 First Folio text and challenges conventional thinking about the nature and relationship of the earliest texts.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199537119

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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A Reconstructed Text of Pericles Prince of Tyre

A Reconstructed Text of Pericles  Prince of Tyre

This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship'

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192814605

Category: Drama

Page: 306

View: 635

The Oxford ShakespeareGeneral Editor: Stanley WellsThe Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers- The only single-volume, modern-spelling edition both to offer a reconstruction of the original play and to reproduce the corrupt Quarto text of 1609 exactly as first printed- On-page commentary and notes explains meaning, staging, language, and allusions- Detailed introduction explains the complex textual situation and Shakespeare's probable collaboration with George Wilkins- 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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Twelfth Night Or What You Will

Twelfth Night  Or  What You Will

Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in performance, and this edition emphasizes its theatrical qualities in both the introduction and the full and detailed commentary.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192834150

Category: Drama

Page: 247

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Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout. Peopled with lovers misled either by disguises or their own natures, it combines lyrical melancholy with broad comedy. The introduction analyses its many views of love and the juxtaposition of joy and melancholy, while the detailed commentary pays particular attention to its linguistic subtleties. Music is particularly important in Twelfth Night, and this is the only modern edition to offer material for all the music required in a performance. James Walker has re-edited the existing music from the original sources, and where noe exists has composed settings compatible with the surviving originals.
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The Oxford Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare

Deftly combining history and tragedy, Shakespeare's tale of bad government and usurpation had great political immediacy for its first audiences. This version of the text is based on the early quartos and first Folio of 1623.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198186427

Category: Drama

Page: 297

View: 359

Deftly combining history and tragedy, Shakespeare's tale of bad government and usurpation had great political immediacy for its first audiences. This version of the text is based on the early quartos and first Folio of 1623. It is complemented by an introduction that places the play in its own time, thorough textual notes, and full commentary.
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The Tragedy of King Richard III

The Tragedy of King Richard III

Challenging traditional practice,the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, it is argued, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theatre.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192839934

Category: Drama

Page: 414

View: 331

Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice,the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, it is argued, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theatre. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. Its critical engagement with the playresponds to recent historicist and gender-based approaches. The commentary gives detailed explication of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning.Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented in separate banks, and more specialist information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a specialindex of actors and other theatrical personnel.
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The Life and Death of King John

The Life and Death of King John

This book is intended for students from sixth-form to postgraduate level of English literature, Shakespeare, Elizabethan drama, history plays; actors, directors, playgoers.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192836072

Category: Drama

Page: 303

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This important new edition of one of Shakespeare's more neglected plays offers a wide-ranging critical introduction, concentrating on its relevance to Elizabethan political issues and on the role played in it by women, the family, and the law. There is a comprehensive stage history, and fulland helpful annotation pays special attention to the play's language and staging.
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The Oxford Shakespeare Julius Caesar

The Oxford Shakespeare  Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare Arthur Raleigh Humphreys ... in paperback The rest of the
plays are forthcoming OXFORD WORLD ' S CLASSICS WILLIAM
SHAKESPEARE Julius Caesar Edited ... Hamlet Henry V Henry IV , Part 1 Henry
IV , Part 2 Henry VI , Part One Henry VI , Part Two Henry VI , Part Three Julius
Caesar King Henry ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131648128

Category: Drama

Page: 253

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The most famous of Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Julius Caesar was written and first performed in 1599, and was apparently one the plays his contemporaries enjoyed most. Recounting the death of Caesar on the steps of the Senate house, the play offers some of Shakespeare's finest scenes: Antony's skillful speech at Caesar's funeral, and the quarrel and reconciliation between Brutus and Cassius with the news of Portia's death. This edition includes a fresh consideration of the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines how Shakespeare reshaped his sources (primarily North's translation of Plutarch's Lives). About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Oxford Shakespeare Anthony and Cleopatra

The Oxford Shakespeare  Anthony and Cleopatra

... The rest of the plays are forthcoming OXFORD WORLD ' S CLASSICS
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE The Tragedy of ... Hamlet Henry V Henry IV , Part 1
Henry IV , Part 2 Henry VI , Part One Henry VI , Part Two Henry VI , Part Three
Julius ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131703584

Category: Drama

Page: 388

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"Representing the full richness of Shakespeare's writing, the World's Classics offer the best value critical editions of his plays. Authoritative and up to date, they are 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare'." --Publisher description.
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The Winter s Tale

The Winter s Tale

The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's later romantic comedies, offers a striking and challenging mixture of tragic and violent events, lyrical love-speeches, farcical comedy, pastoral song and dance, and, eventually, dramatic revelations ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192838776

Category: Drama

Page: 295

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The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's later romantic comedies, offers a striking and challenging mixture of tragic and violent events, lyrical love-speeches, farcical comedy, pastoral song and dance, and, eventually, dramatic revelations and reunions.
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The Oxford Shakespeare Cymbeline

The Oxford Shakespeare  Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: UOM:39015082762181

Category: Drama

Page: 287

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This is the first full-scale edition of Cymbeline for 37 years. During that time, there has been considerable interest in Shakespeare's late work in the theatre, and several notable productions have demonstrated the powerful impact of Cymbeline. Based firmly on Roger Warren's extensive experience of the play in rehearsal and performance, this edition shows how Shakespeare draws upon a wide range of sources to create a self-sufficient dramatic universe, combining virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to present a story of a marriage imperilled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt through the physical and spiritual journeys undertaken by the heroine and hero, set in a context of international conflict. A full and detailed commentary pays close attention to the play's complex, evocative language. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

This edition presents a fresh examination of the text and all the important aspects of its significance and meaning.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015033141865

Category: Drama

Page: 241

View: 736

This edition presents a fresh examination of the text and all the important aspects of its significance and meaning. Fully annotated, it also includes a selective collation of important variant readings and a general introduction that treats various topics.
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