Henry V

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Penguin UK, Feb 25, 2010 - Drama - 336 pages

'At one and the same time the greatest of all works of English patriotism and a searing critique of warfare' Jonathan Bate

Young King Henry wages war on France. Tainted by his family's past crimes and with enemies among his own men, he must face the difficult responsibilities of kingship, unite his country and rouse his 'band of brothers' to battle at Agincourt. An heroic coming-of-age story and a work of stirring patriotic oratory, Henry V also has darker undercurrents that ultimately question the price of military victory.

Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by A. R. Humphreys
with an Introduction by Ann Kaegi

 

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Contents

General Introduction
The Play in Performance
Further Reading
An Account of the Text
Genealogical Tables
Copyright

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William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright of the 16th and 17th centuries, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the word's pre-eminent dramatist.

Series editor Stanley Wells. Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He is General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare, and his books include Shakespeare: the Poet and his Plays, Shakespeare: For All Time, Looking for Sex in Shakespeare, and (with Paul Edmondson) Shakespeare's Sonnets.

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