Henry VI.: Part three

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Drama - 392 pages
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This new edition of the precursor to Richard III offers a fresh interpretation of the relationship between the two earliest texts--The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York (octavo, 1595) and the First Folio Henry VI Part Three (1623)--arguing that the former is a memorially reported and original version of the play later revised for the Folio. The two therefore represent Shakespeare's early and revised conceptions of the play. Unlike all previous editions, the text here is based rigorously on the Folio, with a re-examination of the dates of composition, memorial reporting, and revision. It includes a full introduction, appendices, and commentary.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
dramatic titles stories and action
2
Henry VI and the Wars of the Roses
7
The Duke of Yorks true tragedy
11
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth with the Death of the Duke of York
19
An Elizabethan civil war play
21
Civic and royal pageantry
26
Historical drama
29
their history and relationship
96
The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York
103
a memorially reported text
106
original and revised versions
113
Preferences for Hall or Holinshed differentiating O and F
117
composition staging report and revision
123
Editorial Procedures
133
Abbreviations and References
135

Food for powder
31
What should be the meaning of all those foughten fields?
37
The resistible? rise of Richard of Gloucester
44
Part Three and the Tudor Myth
48
Richard sans Bosworth
51
Edward IV
64
Roads from Coventry
74
The Kingmaker undone
79
a newplay
82
THE THIRD PART OF HENRY THE SIXTH
149
Commentary on historical sources
327
Montague
357
Casting analysis of True Tragedy and 3 Henry VI
361
Queen Margarets Tewkesbury oration
379
Alterations to lineation
380
Index
383
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Randall Martin is at University of New Brunswick.

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