King Henry V by William ShakespeareKing Henry V by William Shakespeare

King Henry V

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorEmma Smith

Paperback | July 29, 2002

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This is the first stage history of Shakespeare's King Henry V to cover the play's theatrical life since 1599. Staging this play is a political act, and the substantial Introduction traces its theatrical interventions into conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam and the Falklands. The stage and film history raises interpretative questions--is Henry V an epic of English nationalism, a knowing and cynical piece of power politics, or an anti-war manifesto? The volume also includes the play text, illustrations and detailed footnotes about major performances.
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
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Title:King Henry VFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:July 29, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521595118

ISBN - 13:9780521595117

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editors' preface; List of abbreviations; Select chronology of English-language performances; Introduction; King Henry V and commentary; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...a valuable addition to a useful series." Shakespeare Quarterly