The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part Two

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part Two

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Shakespeare's Henry VI plays have come fully into their own in the modern theatre. They dramatize contemporary as much as Elizabethan issues: the struggle for power, the manoeuvres of politicians, social unrest, civil war - no wonder they have struck a chord with modern audiences. Roger Warren draws on his experience of Henry VI, Part Two in rehearsal as well as in performance to focus both the theatricality and the enduring contemporary relevance
of the play, both in a wide-ranging Introduction and a detailed Commentary, which also provides a thorough explanation of the play's vivid language. The Textual Introduction offers a complete reconsideration of the complex relation between the two original texts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 332 pages
  • 145 x 224 x 24mm | 526g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0198130007
  • 9780198130000

Table of contents

List of illustrations ; A Note on Titles ; Introduction ; Textual Introduction ; Editorial Procedures ; The Second Part of Henry the Sixth ; Appendices ; Index
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Warren's impressively scholarly edition of Henry IV, Part 2 is genuinely new and adroitly negotiates the relation between the Folio and Quarto texts of the play. Warren provides a thorough and exemplary scholarly introduction. * Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 *
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