King Henry V: Third Series

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Cengage Learning EMEA, Mar 16, 1995 - Drama - 419 pages

Distinguished editor T.W. Craik makes an independent and balanced examination of the many textual problems of Henry V, providing many new emendations.

"Craik's commentary is particularly ample and detailed, with careful attention to the play's language, textual problems, the interpretation of stage directions, and Shakespeare's handling of source materials... he builds up a distinct though traditionalist reading which, critically sympathetic and undogmatic, finds the play at once simple and subtle." John Jowett, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Survey, 1997

'With the exceptionally thorough Arden notes, and the extensive editorial coverage, including recent stage history, this Henry V is the one to have.' Times Higher Education Supplement

'Craik's commentary is exemplary in its thorough treatment of critical concerns, glossaries and explanations, theatrical matters, and source material.' Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Sources
6
The Quarto and Folio texts
11
Bad quartos foul papers and performancebased texts
19
The play
32
Critical opinions of the play and its hero
69
Henry V in performance
80
Text
95
2 Map of France and the south of England
400
Map of the route of Henry Vs army from 13 August to 17 November 1415
401
4 Genealogical table
402
5 Doubling chart
404
Abbreviations and references
406
Editions of Shakespeare collated
407
Other works
409
Index
417

KING HENRY V
113
Appendices
372

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About the author (1995)

T. W. Craik is Emeritus Professor of English in the University of Durham in the UK. He is the author of The Tudor Interlude and The Comic Tales of Chaucer, and has edited plays by Marlowe and Massinger for the New Mermaids Series, a selection of Elizabethan tragedies for Everyman's Library, Beaumont and Fletcher's Maid's Tragedy for the Revels Plays, and The Merry Wives of Windsor for the Oxford Shakespeare. He was joint editor of Twelfth Night in the second series of the Arden Shakespeare.

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