King John: The Oxford Shakespeare
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- Paperback | 320 pages
- 130 x 192 x 20mm | 343g
- 15 Dec 2008
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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The Oxford Times `By its 'conventionally ordered introduction' (p.1), A.R. Braunmuller's Oxford King John signals that it is, indeed what the dustjacket claims, 'the most thorough scholarly edition now available' ... his edition foregrounds technical material important to scholars over more general interests ... Braunmuller's approach to editing is as fair-minded and scholarly as his introduction ... the King John that sets out the issues most fully and fairly,
the edition I want in my study, is Braunmuller's 'conventionally ordered', scholarly text.'
Virginia Mason Vaughan, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, Yearbook of English Studies, 1992 `The major strength of Professor Braunmuller's edition is its introduction. He offers a sane review of such difficult questions as the date of the play, and such controversial ones as its relation to "The Troublesome Reign". The evidence is marshalled in a lucid manner and sensible conclusions drawn ... This is a significant contribution to the (now quickly developing) debate on "King John", and a good demonstration that investigations of Shakespeare as a
political dramatist (as opposed to a moral sage) need not be critically reductive.'
The Review of English Studies `a most impressive and illuminating edition'
R. N. Alexander, Queen Mary Westfield, London `This edition offers the most substantial & one of the most penetrating discussions of the play to date. A remarkable scholarly achievement.'
Dr Rene J.A. Weis, Department of English, University College, London `The Oxford Shakespeare is an admirably scholarly edition, immaculately presented, offering close attention to possibilities of staging as well as meaning.'
Dr D. Sedge, Exeter University
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