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Henry V (Bantam Classics)

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A triumphantly patriotic play that also casts a critical eye at war and warriors, this great epic drama depicts a charismatic ruler in a time of national struggle. The young King Henry’s victory over the French despite overwhelming odds creates a spectacle of action, color, and thundering battles. Whether the warrior-king is urging his men “Once more unto the breach, dear friends,” or wooing Katharine of France, Henry is magnificently adapted to the role he must play in England’s greatness. Henry V represents the culmination of Shakespeare’s art as a writer of historical drama.

Each Edition Includes:

• Comprehensive explanatory notes

• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship

• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English

• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories

• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

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Synopsis:

Henry V, the climax of Shakespeare's sequence of English history plays, is an inspiring, often comic celebration of a young warrior-king. But it is also a study of the costly exhilarations of war, and of the penalties as well as the glories of human greatness.

About the Author

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King’s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as “an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers.” Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (later under James I, called the King’s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain’s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212952
Editor:
Bevington, David M.
Editor:
Bevington, David M.
Editor:
Bevington, David
Editor:
Kastan, David Scott
Author:
Bevington, David
Author:
Kastan, David Scott
Author:
William Shakespeare Edited by David Bevington and David Scott Kastan
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
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Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Plays
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King henry 5th
Subject:
Henry 5th, king of england, 1387-1422
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Adult
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Henry
Subject:
Feature films.
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Henry - Drama
Subject:
British & Irish
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
drama;shakespeare;plays;play;fiction;literature;history;classics;classic;16th century;theatre;england;historical fiction;war;english literature;british;poetry;history plays;elizabethan;henry v;english;historical;renaissance;17th century;histories;early mo
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
Bantam Classics
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
19880131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.86x4.24x.89 in. .34 lbs.

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