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King John

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ISBN-10: 0521293871

ISBN-13: 9780521293877

Edition: 1990

Authors: William Shakespeare, L. A. Beaurline, A. R. Braunmuller, Brian Gibbons

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King John had a distinguished life on the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century stage, and this edition presents the fullest account of its stage history. The play's political importance, its rich and varied language, and its skillful design suggest that King John deserves a high place among Shakespeare's historical tragedies. The textual analysis includes examination of several disputed emendations to the text. In the appendix, Beaurline surveys the arguments about the dating of Shakespeare's King John and the anonymous Troublesome Reign of King John, presenting new evidence for the possibility that Shakespeare's play was written first.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/23/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.726
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