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Third Part of King Henry VI

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ISBN-10: 0521377056

ISBN-13: 9780521377058

Edition: 1993

Authors: Michael Hattaway, William Shakespeare, A. R. Braunmuller, Brian Gibbons

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A series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and others have recently demonstrated the theatrical vitality of Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI. In the Third Part Shakespeare extends his essay on monarchical politics by contrasting two kings, the good but ineffective Henry VI with his rival, the sensual and victorious Edward IV. He also offers more evidence of the perils of aristocratic factionalism in a series of scenes that display the grievous wounds caused by the Wars of the Roses. Here we watch the savage death of the Duke of York at the hands of Queen Margaret, the moving lament of King Henry as he witnesses the slaughter of the battle of Towton…    
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/4/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
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,…    

Preface
List of abbreviations and conventions
Introduction
Henry VI: the reign and the plays
The Play: 'what should be the meaning of all those foughten fields?'
Stage history
Date and occasion
Sources
Note on the text
List of characters
The Play
Textual analysis
Appendices
Genealogical tables
Reading list