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. Thefirst Folio text is radically rethought, making original use of the First Quarto (1600).
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Charles Keans Siege of Harfleur
Theophilus Gibber as Pistol
The King in a morris dance
The English armys route to Agincourt
The blind goddess Fortune
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