Henry V: The Oxford Shakespeare
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Henry V: The Oxford Shakespeare

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Henry V, the climax of Shakespeare's sequence of English history plays, is an inspiring, often comic celebration of a young warrior-king. But it is also a study of the costly exhilarations of war, and of the penalties as well as the glories of human greatness.

Introducing this brilliantly innovative edition, Gary Taylor shows how Shakespeare shaped his historical material, examines controversial critical interpretations, discusses the play's fluctuating fortunes in performance, and analyses the range and variety of Shakespeare's characterization. The first Folio text is radically rethought, making original use of the First Quarto (1600).

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 19mm | 374g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199536511
  • 9780199536511
  • 84,851

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Henry V, the climax of Shakespeare's sequence of English history plays, is an inspiring, often comic celebration of a young warrior-king. But it is also a study of the costly exhilarations of war, and of the penalties as well as the glories of human greatness.
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The introduction includes an examination of the Quarto and texts, and of the relationship between...
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About William Shakespeare

Gary Taylor is Professor of English, Brandeis University. Associate Editor of the Complete Oxford Shakespeare, he is also the author of several critical studies of Shakespeare and his works.
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