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King John - Oxford Shakespeare

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ISBN-10: 0521445825

ISBN-13: 9780521445825

Edition: 1994

Authors: William Shakespeare, Pat Baldwin, Rex Gibson, Rex Gibson

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This new edition of King John takes into account the work of the Shakespeare and Schools Project, the national curriculum for English, developments at GCSE and A-level, and the probable development of English and Drama throughout the 1990s. Cambridge School Shakespeare considers King John as theatre and its text as script, enabling students to inhabit the imaginative world of the play in an accessible, meaningful and creative way. It approaches the play in a new way, encouraging students to participate actively in examining it, to work in groups as well as individually, to treat the play as a script to be recreated, and to explore the theatrical/dramatic qualities of the text. The editorial…    
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Book details

List price: $13.70
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/4/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
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
Introduction
Date and Sources
The Text
Early Records
Copy for King John in the Folio
Act and Scene Division
Revision
'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
5.7.117-18
Index