Henry VI, Part Two, Part 2

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Drama - 319 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 works for modern readers- a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, language and allusions- detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play- textual introduction reconsiders the complex relationship between the two original texts- 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
Theatricality and Modernity
6
Origins
27
History and Pseudohistory
32
The Fall of Duke Humphrey
36
Henry and Margaret
40
Suffolk and Margaret
44
Jack Cades Rebeliion
50
Q as a reported text
78
Revision in the Folio text
87
The Folio text and this edition
98
Editorial Procedures
101
Abbreviations and References
102
HENRY VI PART TWO
105
Passages from the Quarto Text
289
Chronicle Sources
295

The Outbreak of War
57
Date and Chronology
60
Textual Introduction
75
Alterations to Lineation
307
Index
311
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William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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