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King John (New Folger Library Shakespeare)

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Publisher Comments:

Completely re-edited, the New Folger Library editions of Shakespeare's plays put readers in touch with current ways of thinking about Shakespeare. Each freshly edited text is based directly on what the editors consider the best early printed version of the play. Each volume contains full explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as a helpful introduction to Shakespeare's language. The accounts of William Shakespeare's life, his theater, and the publication of his plays present the latest scholarship, and the annotated reading lists suggest sources of further information. The illustrations of objects, clothing, and mythological figures mentioned in the plays are drawn from the Library's vast holdings of rare books. At the conclusion of each play there is a full essay by an outstanding scholar who assesses the play in light of today's interests and concerns.

Synopsis:

The Bard's fascinating historical and political study of a monarch's struggle to keep his crown gets special treatment from the internationally acclaimed Folger Library, which provides material from its collection for the illustrations. The literary series features brief and simple instructions to Shakespeare's language, scene-by-scene plot summaries, explanatory notes for archaic expressions, and an essay discussing the play.

Synopsis:

Completely re-edited, the New Folger Library editions of Shakespeare's plays put readers in touch with current ways of thinking about Shakespeare. Each freshly edited text is based directly on what the editors consider the best early printed version of the play. Each volume contains full explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as a helpful introduction to Shakespeare's language. The accounts of William Shakespeare's life, his theater, and the publication of his plays present the latest scholarship, and the annotated reading lists suggest sources of further information. The illustrations of objects, clothing, and mythological figures mentioned in the plays are drawn from the Library's vast holdings of rare books. At the conclusion of each play there is a full essay by an outstanding scholar who assesses the play in light of today's interests and concerns.

Table of Contents

Contents

Editors' Preface

Shakespeare's King John

Reading Shakespeare's

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671722739
Editor:
Mowat, Barbara A.
Editor:
Werstine, Paul
Author:
Werstine, Paul
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Mowat, Dr Barbara a.
Author:
Mowat, Barbara A.
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
History
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
King john
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Series Volume:
Nr. 155
Publication Date:
20001201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 6.064 oz

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King John (New Folger Library Shakespeare)
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Product details 352 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780671722739 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Bard's fascinating historical and political study of a monarch's struggle to keep his crown gets special treatment from the internationally acclaimed Folger Library, which provides material from its collection for the illustrations. The literary series features brief and simple instructions to Shakespeare's language, scene-by-scene plot summaries, explanatory notes for archaic expressions, and an essay discussing the play.
"Synopsis" by , Completely re-edited, the New Folger Library editions of Shakespeare's plays put readers in touch with current ways of thinking about Shakespeare. Each freshly edited text is based directly on what the editors consider the best early printed version of the play. Each volume contains full explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as a helpful introduction to Shakespeare's language. The accounts of William Shakespeare's life, his theater, and the publication of his plays present the latest scholarship, and the annotated reading lists suggest sources of further information. The illustrations of objects, clothing, and mythological figures mentioned in the plays are drawn from the Library's vast holdings of rare books. At the conclusion of each play there is a full essay by an outstanding scholar who assesses the play in light of today's interests and concerns.

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