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King Henry V -Updated Edition

King Henry V -Updated Edition - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0521612647

Cover of King Henry V -Updated Edition  REV 05 (ISBN 978-0521612647)
ISBN13: 978-0521612647
ISBN10: 0521612640
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 05
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No

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King Henry V -Updated Edition - REV 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521612647

William Shakespeare and Andrew Ed. Gurr

ISBN13: 978-0521612647
ISBN10: 0521612640
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 05
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

For this updated edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated war play, Professor Gurr has added a new section to his introduction which considers recent critical and stage interpretations, especially concentrating on the 'secret' versus 'official' readings of the play. He analyses the play's double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual. Professor Gurr shows how the patriotic declarations of the Chorus are contradicted by the play's action. The play's more controversial sequences are placed in the context of Elizabethan thought, in particular the studies of the laws and morality of war written in the years before Henry V. Also studied is the exceptional variety of language and dialect in the play. The appendices provide a comprehensive collection of source materials, while the stage history shows how subsequent centuries have received and adapted the play on the stage and in film. An updated reading list completes the edition.

  • Updated edition, containing a new introductory section which analyses recent critical and stage interpretations, with particular attention to the 'secret' versus 'official' readings of the play
  • Places the play's more controversial sequences in the context of Elizabethan thought
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