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Second Part of King Henry VI

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ISBN-10: 0521373301

ISBN-13: 9780521373302

Edition: 1991

Authors: William Shakespeare, Michael Hattaway

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It takes account of recent discoveries concerning Shakespeare's early career, and pays particular attention to recent theatrical history, relating readings generated by modern performances to new ideologically positioned accounts of the history and politics of Shakespeare's age. Part II offers a searing account of aristocratic sedition and a portrait of a relationship between the King and his Protector, Good Duke Humphrey, which is as complex as that between Prince Hal and his father Bolingbrook. It concerns itself with the nature of history, the role of conscience, and the relation between law and equity. It also contains a complex reading of the kind of event that the Tudor regime had…    
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/27/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 266
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
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
Preface
List of abbreviations and conventions
Introduction
Henry VI: the reign and the plays
A political documentary
Stage history
Date and occasion
Sources
Note on the text
List of characters
The play
Textual analysis
Appendices
Reading list