The Third Part Of King Henry Vi by William ShakespeareThe Third Part Of King Henry Vi by William Shakespeare

The Third Part Of King Henry Vi

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorMichael Hattaway

Hardcover | March 26, 1993

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A series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and others have recently demonstrated the theatrical vitality of Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI. In the Third Part Shakespeare extends his essay on monarchical politics by contrasting two kings, the good but ineffective Henry VI with his rival, the sensual and victorious Edward IV. He also offers more evidence of the perils of aristocratic factionalism in a series of scenes that display the grievous wounds caused by the Wars of the Roses. Here we watch the savage death of the Duke of York at the hands of Queen Margaret, the moving lament of King Henry as he witnesses the slaughter of the battle of Towton where the Lancastrians were defeated, and finally, Henry's death at the hands of Richard of Gloucester, later King Richard III.
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:The Third Part Of King Henry ViFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:March 26, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:052137331X

ISBN - 13:9780521373319

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Preface; List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; 1. Henry VI: the reign and the plays; 2. The Play: 'what should be the meaning of all those foughten fields?'; 3. Stage history; 4. Date and occasion; 5. Sources; 6. Note on the text; 7. List of characters; 8. The Play; 9. Textual analysis; Appendices; Genealogical tables; Reading list.