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King John

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ISBN-10: 0671722735

ISBN-13: 9780671722739

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Shakespeare Association Staff, Paul Werstine, Barbara A. Mowat, William Shakespeare

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List price: $3.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 3.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Paul Westine is a professor of English at King's College and the Graduate School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays.

Barbara A. Mowat is director of academic programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, senior editor of Shakespeare quarterly, chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances as well as essays on Shakespeare's plays and the editing of them.

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 King John
Reading Shakespeare's Language: King John
Shakespeare's Life
Shakespeare's Theater
The Publication of Shakespeare's Plays
An Introduction to This Text
King John Text of the Play with Commentary Longer Notes
Textual Notes
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