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The Oxford Shakespeare Henry IV

The Oxford Shakespeare  Henry IV Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199537135
Release 2008-08-14
Pages 304
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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.

Henry IV

Henry IV Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0192834215
Release 1998
Pages 315
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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 1590s. David Bevington's introduction discusses the play in both peformance 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.

Henry IV

Henry IV Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0198320914
Release 2008
Pages 150
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Offers the complete text of Shakespeare's play with notes on the plot, scenes and characters, and includes activities for further learning, a historical background of England, a biography of Shakespeare, and a list of his plays.

The Life of King Henry the Fifth

The Life of King Henry the Fifth Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781625589989
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 85
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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.

The Oxford Shakespeare Henry VI Part One

The Oxford Shakespeare  Henry VI  Part One Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0199537100
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 272
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This edition in the Oxford Shakespeare series completes the trilogy of Henry VI plays. In his introduction Michael Taylor considers the implications of the gap between first performance in 1592 and the play's first printed appearance in the 1623 folio. He discusses key issues such as language, structure, performance history, and the role of women in the play.

Henry IV

Henry IV Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 UOM:39015039351112
Release 1902
Pages 124
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Henry V

Henry V Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9780141943589
Release 2010-02-25
Pages 336
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Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2. The plot follows the young prince (a reckless and undisciplined character in Henry IV) as he matures into a man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France.

Henry the Sixth Part Three

Henry the Sixth  Part Three Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0192831410
Release 2001
Pages 392
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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, based on the 1623 First Folio - detailed introduction considers composition, sources, historical events, performances and changing critical attitudes to the play - on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, identify historical figures andevents, and much else - appendices include extracts from the chronicle sources and new research on the use of boy actors in Elizabethan performance - 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.' Times Literary Supplement

Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV  Part 1 Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 1854597205
Release 2004
Pages 222
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"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

Henry V War Criminal

Henry V  War Criminal Author John Sutherland
ISBN-10 0192838792
Release 2000
Pages 220
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'Shakespeare loves loose ends; Shakespeare also loves red herrings.' Stephen Orgel Loose ends and red herrings are the stuff of detective fiction, and under the scrutiny of master sleuths John Sutherland and Cedric Watts Shakespeare's plays reveal themselves to be as full of mysteries as any Agatha Christie novel. Is it summer or winter in Elsinore? Do Bottom and Titania make love? Does Lady Macbeth faint, or is she just pretending? How does a man putrefy within minutes of his death? Is Cleopatra a deadbeat Mum? And why doesn't Juliet ask 'O Romeo Montague, wherefore art thou Montague?' As Watts and Sutherland explore these and other puzzles Shakespeare's genuius becomes ever more apparent. Speculative, critical, good-humoured and provocative, their discussions shed light on apparent anachronisms, perfromance and stagecraft, linguistics, Star Trek and much else. Shrewd and entertaining, these essays add a new dimension to the pleasure of reading or watching Shakespeare. 'Few modern academics are doing quite so much as Professor Sutherland to connect the "common reader" with great books' Independent

The Oxford Shakespeare Richard II

The Oxford Shakespeare  Richard II Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9780199602285
Release 2011-08-25
Pages 297
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Shakespeare plays, texts.

Henry V

Henry V Author Malcolm Vale
ISBN-10 9780300160345
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 288
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More than just a single-minded warrior-king, Henry V comes to life in this fresh account as a gifted ruler acutely conscious of spiritual matters and his subjects’ welfare Shakespeare’s centuries-old portrayal of Henry V established the king’s reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has persisted ever since. But in this exciting, thoroughly researched volume a different view of Henry emerges: a multidimensional ruler of great piety, a hands-on governor who introduced a radically new conception of England’s European role in secular and ecclesiastical affairs, a composer of music, an art patron, and a dutiful king who fully appreciated his obligations toward those he ruled. Historian Malcolm Vale draws on extensive primary archival evidence that includes many documents annotated or endorsed in Henry’s own hand. Focusing on a series of themes—the interaction between king and church, the rise of the English language as a medium of government and politics, the role of ceremony in Henry’s kingship, and more—Vale revises understandings of Henry V and his conduct of the everyday affairs of England, Normandy, and the kingdom of France.

King Henry V

King Henry V Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 1904271081
Release 1995-03-16
Pages 448
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Shakespeare's historical play of kingship and war, based on the life of Henry V.

The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet

The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9780521821216
Release 2007-02-15
Pages 192
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A full edition of the first quarto of Romeo and Juliet (1597), with helpful commentary.

Shakespeare and Text

Shakespeare and Text Author John Jowett
ISBN-10 9780199217069
Release 2007-10-11
Pages 229
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The only currently available introductory survey of the foundations of the text of Shakespeare, this book examines Shakespeare's writing in the environment of the theatre, and the printing of the earliest surviving texts. It goes on to review the ways in which the origin and production of these texts have been understood by textual scholars, and how they have been used in the preparation of modern editions.

King Henry VI Part 3

King Henry VI Part 3 Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 1903436303
Release 2001-11-01
Pages 460
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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.

The Oxford Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9780198186427
Release 2011-08-25
Pages 297
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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.