This edition of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 uses a variety of approaches to Shakespeare, including historical and cultural studies approaches. Shakespeare's text is accompanied by an intriguing collection of thematically arranged historical and cultural documents and illustrations designed to give a firsthand knowledge of the contexts out of which Henry IV, Part 1 emerged. Hodgdon's intelligent and engaging introductions to the play and to the documents (most of which are presented in modern spelling and with annotations) offer a richly textured understanding of Elizabethan culture and Shakespeare's work within that culture.
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Editors Preface ix
Reading Shakespeares Language
Shakespeares Life xxix
Shakespeares Theater xl
The Publication of Shakespeares Plays
Textual Notes 227
Sir John Falstaff
A Modern Perspective
Further Reading 259
Key to Famous Lines and Phrases 273
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