The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry V

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry V

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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).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Ill.
  • 0192834231
  • 9780192834232
  • 2,001,786

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"An outstanding edition--thorough, thoughtful, multi-leveled, and engaging."--Larry Sisson, University of Washington"A lively and adventurous volume which, because it takes a part of its text from a quarto generally deemed to be without authority, offers a text different from any other. Taylor is a skillful bibliographer, and his reasons from novelty seem good."--Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books"Professor Taylor is a justly renowned editor. The textual editing is meticulous and sound, the footnotes clear and thorough. This edition will be useful for readers at all levels."--Ronald J. Boling, Lyon College"A model of inclusiveness, emphasis, and tone."--Choice "An outstanding edition--thorough, thoughtful, multi-leveled, and engaging."--Larry Sisson, University of Washington "A lively and adventurous volume which, because it takes a part of its text from a quarto generally deemed to be without authority, offers a text different from any other. Taylor is a skillful bibliographer, and his reasons from novelty seem good."--Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books "Professor Taylor is a justly renowned editor. The textual editing is meticulous and sound, the footnotes clear and thorough. This edition will be useful for readers at all levels."--Ronald J. Boling, Lyon College "A model of inclusiveness, emphasis, and tone."--Choice "An outstanding edition--thorough, thoughtful, multi-leveled, and engaging."--Larry Sisson, University of Washington "A lively and adventurous volume which, because it takes a part of its text from a quarto generally deemed to be without authority, offers a text different from any other. Taylor is a skillful bibliographer, and his reasons from novelty seem good."--Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books "Professor Taylor is a justly renowned editor. The textual editing is meticulous and sound, the footnotes clear and thorough. This edition will be useful for readers at all levels."--Ronald J. Boling, Lyon College "A model of inclusiveness, emphasis, and tone."--Choice "An outstanding edition--thorough, thoughtful, multi-leveled, and engaging."--Larry Sisson, University of Washington"A lively and adventurous volume which, because it takes a part of its text from a quarto generally deemed to be without authority, offers a text different from any other. Taylor is a skillful bibliographer, and his reasons from novelty seem good."--Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books"Professor Taylor is a justly renowned editor. The textual editing is meticulous and sound, the footnotes clear and thorough. This edition will be useful for readers at all levels."--Ronald J. Boling, Lyon College"A model of inclusiveness, emphasis, and tone."--Choiceshow more

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