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Henry V

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ISBN-10: 0671722646

ISBN-13: 9780671722647

Edition: 1999

Authors: William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare

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During Shakespeare's lifetime, I Henry IV was his most popular play, and today, as in the 1590's, Sir John Falstaff towers above Shakespeare's other comic inventions. This edition of the play considers the work in the context of the various critical approaches which have been applied to it, offers a history of the play in performance from Shakespeare's time to our own, and provides useful information on the historical background of the play. Readers will also find detailed commentary on individual words and phrases, and selections from Shakespeare's sources.
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Book details

List price: $5.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 2/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
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,…    

Editors' Preface
Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2
Reading Shakespeare's Language: Henry IV, Part 2
Shakespeare's Life Shakespeare's Theater
The Publication of Shakespeare's Plays
An Introduction to This Text
Henry IV, Part 2
Text of the Play with Commentary Longer Notes
Textual Notes
Textual Problems in Henry IV, Part 2
Historical Background: Sir John Falstaff and Sir John Oldcastle Henry IV, Part 2: A Modern Perspective by A. R. Braunmuller
Further Reading
Key to Famous Lines and Phrases