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Henry V

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ISBN-10: 0671733559

ISBN-13: 9780671733551

Edition: 1990

Authors: 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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List price: $3.50
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 0.286
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,…