King Henry Vi Part 1: Third Series by William ShakespeareKing Henry Vi Part 1: Third Series by William Shakespeare

King Henry Vi Part 1: Third Series

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorEdward Burns

Paperback | May 4, 2000

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A fresh look at a play usually regarded as the first component of a three-part historical epic, this edition argues that Henry VI Part 1 is a 'prequel', a freestanding piece that returns for ironic and dramatic effect to a story already familiar to its audience. The play's ingenious use of stage space is closely analysed, as is its manipulation of a series of setpiece combats to give a coherent syntax of action. Discussion of the dramatic structure created by the opposing figures of Talbot and Jeanne la Pucelle, and exploration of the critical controversies surrounding the figure of Jeanne, lead to a reflection on the nature of the history play as genre in the 1590s.
Edward Burns is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool. His publications include Restoration Comedy: Crises of Desire and Identity, Character: Acting and Being on the Pre-Modern Stage, Shakespeare's Richard III (forthcoming), an edition of Five British Romantic Plays (with Pa...
Title:King Henry Vi Part 1: Third SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:May 4, 2000Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1903436435

ISBN - 13:9781903436431

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Table of Contents

List of illustrationsGeneral editor prefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction- Harey the vj on stage at the Rose- Puzzling at Joan- Shadow and substance- What is Henry the Sixth, Part One? Controversies and (in)conclusions- Notes on editorial proceduresKING HENRY VI, Part 1Appendices1) Names, naming and wordplay2) Casting3) Nineteenth- and twentieth-century adaptations4) Military hierarchy and the conduct of warAbbreviations and ReferencesIndex