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Henry IV: The Oxford Shakespeare: Part I

Henry IV: The Oxford Shakespeare: Part I

Paperback Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

By (author) William Shakespeare, Volume editor David Bevington

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 191mm x 23mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199536139
  • ISBN 13: 9780199536139
  • Illustrations note: halftones, 1 map
  • Sales rank: 82,917

Product description

As 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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David Bevington is Professor of English at the University of Chicago.

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'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