Henry VI Part I

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 23, 2011 - Drama - 352 pages
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Henry VI, Part 1 is an uncompromising celebration of early English nationalism that contrasts the English with the French, portrayed here as effeminate and scheming.

A boy king, Henry VI, is on the English throne, and the indomitable Talbot leads the English cause in France. Joan La Pucelle (Joan of Arc), who becomes captain of the French, claims to be chosen by the Virgin Mary to liberate France. The English, however, consider her a sensual witch.

Many of the English nobility remain, quarreling, at home. Once in France, some seek permission to fight each other there. Talbot and his son cannot prevail; the English defeat themselves by preying on each other. The authoritative edition of Henry VI, Part 1 from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include:

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A key to famous lines and phrases
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An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
 

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Contents

Editors Preface
ix
Henry VI Part 1
xiii
Henry VI Part 1
xvii
Shakespeares Life
xxix
Shakespeares Theater
xxxvii
The Publication of Shakespeares Plays
xlvi
An Introduction to This Text
l
Henry VI Part 1 Text of the Play with Commentary
1
ACT 3 Scene 3
127
ACT 3 Scene 4
135
ACT 4 Scene 1
143
ACT 4 Scene 2
157
ACT 4 Scene 3
161
ACT 4 Scene 4
165
ACT 4 Scene 5
169
ACT 4 Scene 6
175

ACT 1 Scene 1
7
ACT 1 Scene 2
19
ACT 1 Scene 3
31
ACT 1 Scene 4
39
ACT 1 Scene 5
47
ACT 1 Scene 6
51
ACT 2 Scene 1
57
ACT 2 Scene 2
65
ACT 2 Scene 3
69
ACT 2 Scene 4
75
ACT 2 Scene 5
87
ACT 3 Scene 1
99
ACT 3 Scene 2
115
ACT 4 Scene 7
179
ACT 5 Scene 1
189
ACT 5 Scene 2
193
ACT 5 Scene 3
195
ACT 5 Scene 4
213
ACT 5 Scene 5
225
Longer Notes
235
Appendices
245
Textual Notes
253
A Modern Perspective
257
Further Reading
269
Key to Famous Lines and Phrases
297
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare’s Romances and of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and their editing.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King’s University College at Western University. He is a general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare and of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare’s plays.

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