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    DescriptionAs Henry's throne is threatened by rebel forces, England is divided. The characters reflect these oppositions, with Hal and Hotspur vying for position, and Falstaff leading Hal away from his father and towards excess. During Shakespeare's lifetime Henry IV, Part I was his most reprinted play, and it remains enormously popular with theatregoers and readers. Falstaff still towers among Shakespeare's comic inventions as he did in the late 1590s. David Bevington's introduction discusses the play in both peformance and criticism from Shakespeare's time to our own, illustrating the variety of interpretations of which the text is capable. He analyses the play's richly textured language in a detailed commentary on individual words and phrases and clearly explains its historical background. 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.


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    Title
    Henry IV: The Oxford Shakespeare: Part I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Volume editor David Bevington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199536139
    ISBN 10: 0199536139
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DDS
    DC22: 822.33
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    DC22: 822.3/3
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Approval Code: C25107270
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: DRA010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PR2810.A2 B48 2008
    Thema V1.0: DDA
    Illustrations note
    halftones, 1 map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    David Bevington is Professor of English at the University of Chicago.
    Review quote
    'a pleasing emphasis on the plays in preformance. Both texts have very helpful notes, which contain all the supporting information a student is likely to need, presented clearly and interestingly - no small feat.' David Webb, St Martin's College, Lancaster. 'The Oxford Shakespeare is without doubt an important publishing event ... a complete rethinking of Shakespeare scholarship, textual, critical, and stage history all to be considered afresh with the aid of the most up-to-date knowledge and research resources ... a workman-like survey of most of what has been known and thought about the play up to the time of going to press' Joan Rees, University of Birmingham, Review of English Studies, Vol. 38 No. 155 'Professor Bevington has compiled in this attractively produced volume the best critical edition of Henry IV currently available' Michael G. Brennan, University of Leeds, Music and Queries