Henry V

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Drama - 330 pages
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Henry V, the climax of Shakespeare's sequence of English history plays, is an inspiring, often comic celebration of a young warrior-king. But it is also a study of the costly exhilarations of war, and of the penalties as well as the glories of human greatness. Introducing this brilliantly innovative edition, Gary Taylor shows how Shakespeare shaped his historical material, examines controversial critical interpretations, discusses the play's fluctuating fortunes in performance, and analyses the range and variety of Shakespeare's characterization. The first Folio text is radically rethought, making original use of the First Quarto (1600).
 

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The great speeches, the fast moving plot, a lot of fun. - Goodreads
I guess that's what all the puns are for. - Goodreads
Ageless, timeless, writing. - Goodreads
Analyse how is prose is parodied in the characters o - Goodreads
My edition had a nice intro by Joseph Papp! - Goodreads
I also did not really like the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - trilliams - LibraryThing

It doesn't have the famous speeches of Henry V, but it has the action, the humor, Hotspur, and... FALSTAFF. I can only imagine some Elizabethan Chris Farley got rich off this part. It would only make sense. Read full review

Review: Henry V (Wars of the Roses #4)

User Review  - Edward Cheer - Goodreads

Surprisingly, I think I've read through a couple of my least favorite Shakespare plays within the same weekend, right below Romeo Juliet. What bothered me about this particularly, was the uneven pace ... Read full review

Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
5
Charles Keans Siege of Harfleur
44
Theophilus Gibber as Pistol
64
Editorial Procedures
75
The King in a morris dance
283
The English armys route to Agincourt
284
The blind goddess Fortune
285
APPENDlX
287
APPENDlX C
303
APPENDlX
316
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Gary Taylor is Professor of English, Brandeis University. Associate Editor of the Complete Oxford Shakespeare, he is also the author of several critical studies of Shakespeare and his works.

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