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King John

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ISBN-10: 0140714596

ISBN-13: 9780140714593

Edition: 2000 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Claire McEachern, A. R. Braunmuller, Stephen Orgel, Stephen Orgel

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Edited by the eminent A.R. Braunmuller, this thorough edition of King John -- the first scholarly edition in almost fifteen years -- makes a significant contribution to the study of Shakespeare's works. Braunmuller offers a wide-ranging critical introduction, which focuses on the play'spolitical relevance in Elizabethan England, its relationship to legal issues of the day, its treatment of women and families, and its overall aesthetic importance in Shakespeare's early career. He also provides a richly detailed stage history, full annotations that are especially sensitive to theplay's language and staging, and an ample bibliographical study of the Folio (1623) text. The most comprehensive…    
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List price: $9.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

List of Illustrations
Date and Sources
The Text
Early Records
Copy for King John in the Folio
Act and Scene Division
'King John': A Critical Introduction
Political Language and the Language of King John
Wills and the Crown of England
Monarchs, Parents, and the Bastard
Patterns of Action in King John
'King John' in the Theatre
Early Stage History
The Text in the Theatre
Theatrical Reputation and Stage History
Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References
The Life and Death of King John
Speech-prefixes in Act 2
'Care' (4.2.117)
'An angel spake' (5.2.64)
Lineation and Speech Assignments, 5.6.1-6