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This edition offers a fully modernized text of one of Shakespeare's most fascinating plays. Henry IV, Part 2 is the only play in the canon whose structure almost exactly mirrors that of its predecessor, and thereby affords unique perspectives on Shakespeare's art and craft. Far from being the impoverished country cousin of an illustrious work, Part 2 introduces unforgettable new characters like Pistol and Shallow, and memorable minor players such as Doll Tearsheet and the reluctant Goucestershire recruits. Above all, it gives us more Falstaff. Although he is now politically distanced from Hal, he looms larger than ever as a mischievous figure who never ceases to fascinate with his unique blend of native wit, inventiveness, and corruption. Through a radical reconsideration of the play's text(s) and date, it is argued here for the first time that the character of Falstaff was called Oldcastle in Part 2 as well as in as in Part 1, and that it was the vetting of Part 2 for the 1596-7 Christmas performances at Court which led to the change of name in both plays. This edition moreover takes the view that the Folio-only passages in the play reflect the text of the original prompt-book.

Synopsis:

This edition offers a fully modernized text of Shakespeare's play "Henry IV, Part 2" - the only play in the canon whose structure almost exactly mirrors that of its predecessor, and thereby affords unique perspectives on Shakespeare's art and craft.

Synopsis:

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a helpful Introduction to the play's structure, language, and performance history, and notes that provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; Introduction; Editorial Procedures; TEXT; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192831439
Editor:
Weis, Rene
Author:
Weis, Rene
Author:
Weis, Ren�
Author:
null, René
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Null, William
Author:
Ren Weis
Author:
Weis, Ren?
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature/English | Drama | Shakespeare
Subject:
Literature/English | Drama | Sha
Subject:
kespeare
Subject:
History
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
Henry - Drama
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
MAP-WV32
Publication Date:
19990520
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 halftones
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.600 in 0.694 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This edition offers a fully modernized text of Shakespeare's play "Henry IV, Part 2" - the only play in the canon whose structure almost exactly mirrors that of its predecessor, and thereby affords unique perspectives on Shakespeare's art and craft.
"Synopsis" by , This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a helpful Introduction to the play's structure, language, and performance history, and notes that provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.
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