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Henry VI, Parts I, II and III By Eric Rasmussen

Henry VI, Parts I, II and III by Eric Rasmussen

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Henry VI, Parts I, II and III by Eric Rasmussen

From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's epic retelling of the Wars of the Roses. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry VI in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with two leading directors and a designer - Edward Hal and Michael Boyd, and Tom Piper - providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare's career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended - as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed.

Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.


Henry VI, Parts I, II and III Reviews

'A triumphant addition to our times.' - Fiona Shaw, The Times

About Eric Rasmussen

JONATHAN BATE Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare.' In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'.
ERIC RASMUSSEN Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Structure and Style.- The Popular Voice.- The Tragic Agon.- About the Text.- Key Facts.- Henry VI, Part One.- Textual Notes.- Key Facts.- Henry VI, Part Two.- Textual Notes.- Key Facts.- Henry VI, Part Three.- Textual Notes.- Synopses to the plots of Parts One, Two, and Three.- Henry VI in Performance: the RSC and Beyond.- Four Centuries of Henry VI: An Overview.- At the RSC.- The Director's Cut: Interviews with Michael Boyd and Edward Hall.- 'Designing Henry VI' by Tom Piper.- Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre.- Shakespeare's Works: A Chronology.- Kings and Queens of England: From the History Plays to Shakespeare's Lifetime.- The History Behind the Histories: A Chronology.- Further Reading and Viewing.- References.- Acknowledgements and Picture Credits

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GOR006254048
9780230361911
0230361919
Henry VI, Parts I, II and III by Eric Rasmussen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
2012-02-22
432
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