King Edward III
Edward III is a major addition to the Shakespearean canon, and is published here for the first time in an authoritative edition of Shakespeare's works. Presenting this fully-annotated, modern-spelling text of Edward III, Giorgio Melchiori does not claim that Shakespeare is the sole author, but author of a significant part of the play, the extent of which is discussed in detail. The introduction explores the historical background and the genesis of the play in the context of contemporary theatrical practice and of Shakespeare's own early cycle of history plays. It stresses the original ideological stance and the theatrical qualities of the play as a whole. The commentary examines in depth the play's linguistic and poetical features, while an extensive appendix on the use of sources explains the stages of its composition.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
I printed this out of Project Gutenberg, because I had seen it mentioned in "Disputed Will," and it is an interesting play. I was told it was traceable to 1596, and thus could be seen as an early work ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
I am less sure than some recent scholars that this is Shakespeare's work, but the countess's defiance of Edward III is impressive. Read full review