The King Henry VIII: The Oxford Shakespeare

The King Henry VIII: The Oxford Shakespeare : Or All is True

By (author) William Shakespeare , Edited by Jay L. Halio


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The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers. 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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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 15mm | 240.4g
  • 15 Nov 2008
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 1 line illustration
  • 0199537437
  • 9780199537433
  • 234,729

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Halio gives a useful historical summary of the split from Rome Years Work in English Studies Textual apparatus is of a high standard ... the commentary provides succinct notes on chronological and historical detail, pointed reference to sources used and works that supplement the playwrights' sources, and a comprehensive gloss to problematic words and phrases usefully keyed to a separate index. This is an excellent edition for undergraduate study: the introduction works to consolidate previous critical approaches without itself ever offering restrictive pronouncements on how to read the play, while the text and commentary are set out in a clear, uncrowded manner. Attention to the working needs of the student is evident throughout Matthew Woodcock, University College, Oxford, Sixteenth Century Journal XXXII/1 (2001)

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