Henry VI, Part Three, Part 3

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Drama - 392 pages
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The Oxford ShakespeareGeneral Editor Stanley WellsThe Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers.- a new, modern-spelling text, based on the 1623 First Folio - detailed introduction considers composition, sources, historical events, performances and changing critical attitudes to the play- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, identify historical figures and events, and much else- appendices include extracts from the chronicle sources and new research on the use of boy actors in Elizabethan performance- illustrated with production photographs and related art- full index to introduction and commentary- durable sewn binding for lasting use'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement
 

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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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