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King Henry VI

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ISBN-10: 190343663X

ISBN-13: 9781903436639

Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Ronald Knowles

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This edition celebrates King Henry VI Part 2 as one of the most exciting and dynamic plays of the English renaissance theatre, with its exploration of power politics and social revolution and its focus on the relationship between divine justice and sin. An extensive discussion of performance history traces the play's progress on stage from abridgement and adaptation to full historical epic. A survey of criticism discusses the wide range of responses provoked by the play's handling of its historical theme, and concludes by focusing on the element of burlesque in the attempted social revolution portrayed.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 12/9/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
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 General editors? preface Acknowledgements INTRODUCTION Performance - Abridgement and adaptation - From abridgement to full text Criticism - Augustans to German Romantics - Victorians and Edwardians - Tillyard and the Tudor myth - Brockbank and the anti-Tillyardians - Providence on trial - Carnivalesque history - Seneca, rhetoric and poetry - Feminism - History, justice and drama Text - The upstart Crow - Date, sequence and authorship - From revision to report - Acceptance and reaction KING HENRY VI, Part 2 Longer Notes Appendices 1) The First Quarto (1594) 2) Q1 and Q3 variants 3) Recollections in The Contention 4) Doubling chart 5) Sources 6) Genealogical tables…