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King Henry V (New Cambridge Shakespeare) - Study Notes

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Publisher Comments:

For this updated edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated war play, Andrew Gurr has added a new section to his introduction which considers recent critical and stage interpretations. He analyzes the play's double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual and demonstrates how the patriotic declarations of the Chorus are contradicted by the play's action. Gurr analyzes the play's more controversial sequences in the context of Elizabethan thought, in particular, the studies of the laws and morality of war written in the years before Henry V. An updated reading list completes the edition. First Edition Hb (1992) 0-521-22154-4 First Edition Pb (1992) 0-521-29369-3

Synopsis:

This new edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated war play points to the many inconsistencies in the presentation of Henry V. Andrew Gurr's substantial introduction explains the play as a reaction to the decade of war which preceded its writing, and analyses the play's double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual. Professor Gurr discusses the context of Elizabethan law and morality; he provides a comprehensive collection of source materials and a history of the play's stage and film adaptations.

Synopsis:

For this updated edition of Shakespeare’s most celebrated war play, Professor Gurr has added a new section to his introduction which considers recent critical and stage interpretations, especially concentrating on the ‘secret’versus ‘official’readings of the play. He analyses the play’s double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual. The appendices provide a comprehensive collection of source materials, while the stage history shows how subsequent centuries have received and adapted the play on the stage and in film. An updated reading list completes the edition.

Synopsis:

Updated edition of Shakespeare??'s most celebrated war play, Henry V, with a new introductory section.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction: The play and its date; The coercive Chorus; Context and sources; Structure and language; Staging and stage history; Recent critical and stage interpretations; Note on the text; List of characters; The Play; Textual analysis; Appendices: Theatre sources: The Famous Victories; Historical Sources: Holinshed’s Chronicles; Background sources: Richard Crompton, The Mansion of Magnanimitie; Reading list.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521847926
Editor:
Gurr, Andrew
Editor:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Editor:
Gurr, Andrew
Editor:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Author:
Gurr, Andrew
Author:
Gibbons, Brian
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
History
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Henry--V, --King of England, --1387-1422--Dra
Subject:
Henry
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Edition Number:
2
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
9.28x6.34x.84 in. 1.20 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Works
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Product details 250 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521847926 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This new edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated war play points to the many inconsistencies in the presentation of Henry V. Andrew Gurr's substantial introduction explains the play as a reaction to the decade of war which preceded its writing, and analyses the play's double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual. Professor Gurr discusses the context of Elizabethan law and morality; he provides a comprehensive collection of source materials and a history of the play's stage and film adaptations.
"Synopsis" by , For this updated edition of Shakespeare’s most celebrated war play, Professor Gurr has added a new section to his introduction which considers recent critical and stage interpretations, especially concentrating on the ‘secret’versus ‘official’readings of the play. He analyses the play’s double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual. The appendices provide a comprehensive collection of source materials, while the stage history shows how subsequent centuries have received and adapted the play on the stage and in film. An updated reading list completes the edition.
"Synopsis" by , Updated edition of Shakespeare??'s most celebrated war play, Henry V, with a new introductory section.
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