This edition of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 uses a variety of approaches to Shakespeare, including historical and cultural studies approaches. Shakespeare's text is accompanied by an intriguing collection of thematically arranged historical and cultural documents and illustrations designed to give a firsthand knowledge of the contexts out of which Henry IV, Part 1 emerged. Hodgdon's intelligent and engaging introductions to the play and to the documents (most of which are presented in modern spelling and with annotations) offer a richly textured understanding of Elizabethan culture and Shakespeare's work within that culture.
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Anon Archbishop Archbishop of Bourges Bardolph battle blood Bolingbroke brother Captain Carrier cousin coward crown death Derick devil doth Douglas Earl of March Eastcheap Elizabethan Enter Exeunt Exit faith Falstaff father fear Gadshill give Gog's wounds Grace Hal's hand hanged Harry hath head hear Henry TV Henry's Herald honor horse Hostess Hotspur Jack John Oldcastle Kate King Henry King of England King of France King's Lady Lord Chief Justice Lord Henry Percy Majesty master Mortimer never night noble Northumberland Owen Glendower Oxford Percy Peto play Poins pray Prince of Wales prisoners prithee Richard rogue sack Scene Scot Shakespeare Sheriff Shrewsbury Sir John Sir Walter Blunt Soldier speak stage stand sweet sword tavern tell theater thee Thief thou art thou hast Vernon villain W. H. Auden Westmoreland Worcester young Prince Zounds