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King Henry V (Shakespeare in Production)

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Publisher Comments:

Shakespeare is synonymous with English literature. Well-loved the world over, his work endures for its ability to speak powerfully to the follies and foibles of human nature. We endlessly debate not only the finer points of each of his plays and sonnets but also the identity of the Bard himself. Yet no fanfare surrounded the initial publication of Shakespeareandrsquo;s First Folioandmdash;no queue of eager readers, no launch to the top of the best seller list. It wasnandrsquo;t until four hundred years after Shakespeareandrsquo;s death that the book would be the subject of a national book tour.

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The Making of Shakespeareandrsquo;s First Folio offers the first comprehensive biography of the earliest collected edition of Shakespeareandrsquo;s plays. In November 1623, the book arrived in the bookshop of the London publisher Edward Blount at the Black Bear. Long in the making, Master William Shakespeareandrsquo;s Comedies, Histories, and Tragediesandmdash;as the First Folio was then knownandmdash;appeared seven years after Shakespeareandrsquo;s death. Nearly one thousand pages in length, the collection comprised thirty-six plays, half of which had never been previously published. Emma Smith tells the story of the First Folioandrsquo;s origins, locating it within the social and political context of Jacobean London and bringing in the latest scholarship on the seventeenth-century book trade.

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Extensively illustrated, The Making of Shakespeareandrsquo;s First Folio is a landmark addition to the copious literature on Shakespeare. It will shed much-needed light on the birth of the First Folioandmdash;of which fewer than 250 copies remainandmdash;and the birth of Shakespeareandrsquo;s towering reputation.

Book News Annotation:

Materials such as eye-witness accounts, additions, rewrites, criticism, and promptbook marginalia are presented alongside the New Cambridge Shakespeare text of the play. Emma Smith's (Hertford College, Oxford) introduction discusses in detail some of the major productions of the play from its debut at the Globe Theater in 1599 to the 21st century.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A thorough account of its performance history including introduction, full text of play and footnotes.

Synopsis:

This is the first stage history of Shakespeare's King Henry V to cover the play's theatrical life since 1599. Staging this play is a political act, and the substantial Introduction traces its theatrical interventions into conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam and the Falklands. The stage and film history raises interpretative questions--is Henry V an epic of English nationalism, a knowing and cynical piece of power politics, or an anti-war manifesto? The volume also includes the play text, illustrations and detailed footnotes about major performances.

Synopsis:

A thorough account of its performance history including introduction, full text of play and footnotes.

About the Author

Emma Smith is a fellow in English at Hertford College, University of Oxford. She is the author of several books, including, most recently, The Cambridge Shakespeare Guide and The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editors' preface; List of abbreviations; Select chronology of English-language performances; Introduction; King Henry V and commentary; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521595117
Editor:
Smith, Emma
Editor:
Bratton, Jacky
Editor:
Bratton, Jacky
Editor:
Smith, Emma
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Smith, Emma
Author:
Bratton, Jacky
Author:
Hankey, Julie
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Henry
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Henry--V, --King of England, --1387-1422--Dra
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Film and video adaptations
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Stage history
Subject:
Henry--V,--King of England,--1387-1422--Drama
Subject:
Henry--V,--King of England,--1387-1422--In literature
Subject:
Henry--V,--King of England,--1387-1422--In motion pictures
Subject:
Film and video adaptations
Subject:
In literature
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Shakespeare in Production
Series Volume:
106-930
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 color plates, 24 halftones
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , A thorough account of its performance history including introduction, full text of play and footnotes.
"Synopsis" by , This is the first stage history of Shakespeare's King Henry V to cover the play's theatrical life since 1599. Staging this play is a political act, and the substantial Introduction traces its theatrical interventions into conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam and the Falklands. The stage and film history raises interpretative questions--is Henry V an epic of English nationalism, a knowing and cynical piece of power politics, or an anti-war manifesto? The volume also includes the play text, illustrations and detailed footnotes about major performances.
"Synopsis" by , A thorough account of its performance history including introduction, full text of play and footnotes.
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