• Cambridge The Second Part of King Henry IV English Cambridge The Second Part of King Henry IV English

Cambridge The Second Part of King Henry IV English

Product Code : 9780521689502

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: Rs. 795

Special Price: Rs. 755

Quick Overview

Cambridge The Second Part of King Henry IV English

Melchiori offers a fresh approach to the text of The Second Part of King Henry IV which he sees as an unplanned sequel to the First Part itself a 'remake' of an old non-Shakespearean play. The Second Part deliberately exploits the popular success of Sir John Falstaff introduced in Part One; the resulting rich humour gives a comic dimension to the play which makes it a unique blend of history morality play and comedy. Among modern editions of the play this is the one most firmly based on the quarto. It presents an eminently actable text by showing how Shakespeare's own choices are superior for practical purposes to suggested emendations and by keeping interference in the original stage directions to a minimum in order to respect as Shakespeare did the players' freedom. This updated edition includes a new introductory section by Adam Hansen describing recent stage film and critical interpretations.

List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: Publication and date; Unconformities; The sources and The Famous Victories; The Henriad as remake; Rewriting the remake; The Morality structure; The comedy of humours; City and country comedy; Language; History; Psychodrama; Time and disease; Part Two on the stage; Recent stage film and critical interpretations by Adam Hansen; Note on the text; List of characters; THE PLAY; Textual analysis; Appendixes: 1. Shakespeare's use of Holinshed; 2. Some historical and literary sources; 3. The Famous Victories; 4. Tarlton and the Lord Chief Justice; Reading list.


Read more See more product details


Brand / Publisher Cambridge University Press
Return Policy 30 Days
Book Type Text Books
Edition 2016
ISBN 9780521689502
Author William Shakespeare; Giorgio Melchiori (Ed.); Contributions by Adam Hansen
Language English
Subject English
Binding Paperback


Brand Information

Cambridge University Presspublishes the finest academic and educational writing from around the world. Since publishing its first work in 1584, Cambridge now publishes over 2500 titles and 200 journals every year.

Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd. (CUPIPL) is the Indian subsidiary of Cambridge University Press. CUPIPL publishes original academic and educational books in the English language focused on India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Many of the books published by CUPIPL under the imprint ‘Foundation Books', are used in Universities and schools across the Subcontinent.

CUPIPL also has an extensive publishing programme for International Schools taking the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). There are several books published on behalf of the University of Cambridge International Examinations and many other titles endorsed by CIE.

  1. Be the first to review this product

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register