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Cambridge The First Part of King Henry IV English

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Cambridge The First Part of King Henry IV English

This updated edition offers a strongly theatrical perspective on the origins of Shakespeare's The First Part of King Henry IV and the history of its interpretation. The introduction clarifies the play's surprising de-centred dramatic structure questioning the dominant assumption that the drama focuses on the education of Prince Hal. It calls attention to the effects of civil war upon a broad range of relationships. Falstaff's unpredictable vitality is explored together with important contemporary values of honour friendship festivity and reformation. Extensive lexical glosses of obscure ambiguous or archaic meanings make the rich wordplay accessible. The notes also provide a thorough commentary on Shakespeare's transformation of his sources (particularly Holinshed's Chronicles) and suggest alternative stagings. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Katharine A. Craik which describes recent stage film and critical interpretations and an updated reading list.

Introduction: Reputation; Date; The design of the play; Transforming the sources; The appeal of Falstaff and the contexts of interpretation; Stage history; Recent stage film and critical interpretations by Katharine A. Craik; Note on the text; List of characters; THE PLAY; Textual analysis; Appendix: Shakespeare and Holinshed; Reading list.


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Brand / Publisher Cambridge University Press
Return Policy 30 Days
Book Type Text Books
Edition 2016
ISBN 9780521687430
Author William Shakespeare; Judith Weil & Herbert Weil (Eds.); Contributions by Katharine Craik
Language English
Subject English
Binding Paperback


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