The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; With the Corrections and Illustrations of Dr. Johnson, G. Steevens, and Others Volume 6

The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; With the Corrections and Illustrations of Dr. Johnson, G. Steevens, and Others Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...series of transactions, of which it presupposes the first part already known. This is a sufficient proof that the second and third parts were not written without dependence on the first, though they were printed as containing a complete period of history. The Three Parts of Henry VI.--These plays, considered, without regard to characters and incidents, merely as narratives in verse, are more happily conceived and more accurately finished, than those of King John, Richard II. or the tragic scenes of Henry IV. and V. Of these three plays I think the second the best. The truth is, that they have not sufficient variety of action, for the incidents arc too often of the same kind; yet many of the characters are well discriminated. King Henry and his queen, king Edward, the duke of Gloster, and the earl of Warwick, are very strongly and distinctly paintet' JOHNS' PERSONS REPRESENTED. King Henry the Sixth: Humphrey-, duke ofGloster, his uncle. Cardinal Beaufort, bishop of Winchester, great unclt to the king. Richard Plantagenet, duke of York: Edward and Richard, his sons. Duke of Somerset, of the king's party. Duke vf Suffolk, Duke of Buckingham, Lord Clifford, Young Clifford, his son, Earl o/ Salisbury, ) _ York faction. Earl of Warwick, J J Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower. Lord Sat. 4Sir Humphrey Stafford, and his brother. Sir John Stanley. A Sea-captain, Master, and Master's Mate, and Walter Whitmore. Two gentlemen, prisoners with Siiffolk. A Herald. Vaux. Hume and Southwell, two priests. Bo MN'. Broke, a conjurer. A Spirit raised by him. Thomas Horner, an armourer. Peter, his man. Clerk of Chatham. Mayor of Saint Albans, Simpcox, an imposier. Two Murderers. Jack Cade, a rebel: George, John, Dick, Smith the weaver, Michael, ire. his followers....show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236643348
  • 9781236643346