The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part One

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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This edition in the Oxford Shakespeare series completes the trilogy of Henry VI plays. In his introduction Michael Taylor considers the implications of the gap between first performance in 1592 and the play's first printed appearance in the 1623 folio. He discusses key issues such as language, structure, performance history, and the role of women in the play.

Henry VI, Part Two

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 319

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In The Third Part of King Henry VI, Shakespeare brings the story of Henry's reign and eventual fall to Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to its unhappy close.

Henry VI.

Part two

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 319

View: 941

For this new edition of Henry VI, Part Two, Roger Warren draws on his experience of the play both in rehearsal and performance to focus its theatricality and contemporary relevance, as well as providing a detailed commentary and a fresh consideration of the relation between the two original texts.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 704

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects. A helpful Introduction discusses the play's structure, language, and performance history, and the notes provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part Two

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 287

View: 924

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays offers a freshly considered text fully alert to its intense theatrical aspects. A helpful Introduction discusses the play's structure, language, and performance history, and the notes provide an illuminating commentary on details of the text.

Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia

Translation, Interpretation, Performance: Essays in Honor of Susan L. Fischer

Author: Bárbara Mujica

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 604

Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia examines masterpieces of early modern English and Spanish theater with attention to issues of transculturation, translation, interpretation and performance. This collection of essays by highly respected British and American scholars and theater practitioners offers a unique transnational view of two great dramatic traditions in the social contexts in which they were originally created and in which they are presently viewed.

The First Part of King Henry VI, Part 1

The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 278

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John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.

The First Part of King Henry VI

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page:

View: 860

Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI, written at the beginning of his career, were for a long time undervalued. This was because of doubts about their authorship and because of the difficulties involved in determining their theatrical provenance. Recently, however, a series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and others has demonstrated their theatrical vitality, their conventions have been better understood in the light of new critical methods, and their innovative and sceptical questioning of Elizabethan orthodoxies has been understood in the light of revisionist readings of the history of Shakespeare's own times. This, the first major edition for over twenty-five years, takes account of recent discoveries concerning Shakespeare's early career. The First Part of King Henry VI, which gives us Shakespeare's portrait of Joan of Arc, stands revealed both as a successful venture in its own exploratory style, and as a necessary account of key events in the Hundred Years War without which the Wars of the Roses, anatomised in the following two plays, cannot be understood.

Richard II: The Oxford Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 296

The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor: Stanley Wells The Oxford Shakespeare offer authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers - a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from the early texts - wide-ranging introduction discusses the play's historical contexts, political significance, characters, sources, and language - detailed stage history designed to meet the needs of students and theatre professionals - on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, allusions, staging, and much else - illustrated with production photographs, historical portraits, textual facsimiles, and map - full index to introduction and commentary - durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare' Times Literary Supplement ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona: The Oxford Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 825

The Oxford Shakespeare General Editor: Stanley Wells The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers. - A new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings - Wide-ranging introduction explores the lyrical language with which Shakespeare dramatizes competing kinds of love - Detailed performance history designed to meet the needs of theatre professionals - On-page commentary and notes explain language, word-play, and staging - the only edition to provide a setting of the song 'Who is Silvia?' , taken from an Elizabethan source - Illustrated with production photographs and related art - Full index to introduction and commentary - Durable sewn binding for lasting use 'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare' ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.