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The first part of Henry the Sixth /
William Shakespeare ; edited by William Montgomery ; with an introduction by Janis Lull.
imprint
New York : Penguin Books, 2000.
description
xlviii, 123 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0140714650
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Main Description
"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts
Main Description
This new edition of the precursor to Richard III offers a fresh interpretation of the relationship between the two earliest texts--The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York (octavo, 1595) and the First Folio Henry VI Part Three (1623)--arguing that the former is a memorially reported andoriginal version of the play later revised for the Folio. The two therefore represent Shakespeare's early and revised conceptions of the play. Unlike all previous editions, the text here is based rigorously on the Folio, with a re-examination of the dates of composition, memorial reporting, andrevision. It includes a full introduction, appendices, and commentary.
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Displaying the bold vision and growing skill of a young playwright, these are Shakespeare's first three history plays, covering some sixty tumultuous years of English history. Their pageantry, violence, and stirring speeches excite audiences with action as well as character, and midway through the final play in this trilogy, a shocking, clever, inimitably evil new voice is heard--that of Richard of Gloucester, destined to become England's most fearsome and hated ruler of all time, Richard III.
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Henry VI: Part One is a dramatic tale of the lives of soldiers, diplomats, kings, and insurrectionists. It depicts the fractious instability of the court and nobility of fifteenth-century England, and their squabbles with their French counterparts. Despite its debut performance in 1592, however, Henry VI: Part One does not appear in printed form until some thirty years later, in the 1623 folio. There are many questions, therefore, surrounding exactly how many people wrote the play, when they did so, how it was performed, who played what part, and the nature of the manuscript behind the first performance. In his wide-ranging introduction, Michael Taylor offers answers to these questions, and discusses other key issues such as language, structure, performance history, and the role of women in the play. Taylor edits the play for students, scholars, and theater-goers with an informative commentary on all aspects of the language, action, characters, and staging.
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In The Third Part of King Henry VI, Shakespeare brings the story of Henry's reign and eventual fall to Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to its unhappy close.
Main Description
New Shakespeare, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.
Main Description
The new Pelican Shakespeare series incorporates the more than thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the acclaimed original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967.The general editors of the new series of forty volumes-the renowned Shakespeareans Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA-have assembled a team of eminent scholars who have, along with the general editors themselves, prepared new introductions and notes to all of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Redesigned in an easy-to-read format that preserves the favorite features of the original, including an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, an introduction to the individual play, and a note on the text used.The new Pelican Shakespeare will be an excellent resource for students, teachers, and theatre professionals well into the twenty first century.
Table of Contents
The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare
The Third Part of King Henry VI
The Copy for 2 and 3 Henry VI, 1623
Notes
The Stage-History
Glossary
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