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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One By William Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One
by William Shakespeare

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During Shakespeare's lifetime Henry IV, Part I was his most reprinted play and Falstaff still towers among Shakespeare's comic inventions. David Bevington analyses the play's richly textured language in a detailed commentary on individual words and phrases and clearly explains its historical background.
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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One Summary


The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One by William Shakespeare

As Henry's throne is threatened by rebel forces, England is divided. The characters reflect these oppositions, with Hal and Hotspur vying for position, and Falstaff leading Hal away from his father and towards excess. During Shakespeare's lifetime Henry IV, Part I was his most reprinted play, and it remains enormously popular with theatregoers and readers. Falstaff still towers among Shakespeare's comic inventions as he did in the late 1590s. David Bevington's introduction discusses the play in both performance and criticism from Shakespeare's time to our own, illustrating the variety of interpretations of which the text is capable. He analyses the play's richly textured language in a detailed commentary on individual words and phrases and clearly explains its historical background.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One Reviews


`The Oxford Shakespeare is without doubt an important publishing event ... a complete rethinking of Shakespeare scholarship, textual, critical, and stage history all to be considered afresh with the aid of the most up-to-date knowledge and research resources ... a workman-like survey of most of what has been known and thought about the play up to the time of going to press' Joan Rees, University of Birmingham, Review of English Studies, Vol. 38 No. 155
`Professor Bevington has compiled in this attractively produced volume the best critical edition of Henry IV currently available' Michael G. Brennan, University of Leeds, Notes and Queries

About William Shakespeare



David Bevington is Professor of English at the University of Chicago.

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GOR009689046
The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
The Oxford Shakespeare
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1987-03-19
324
0198129157
9780198129158
N/A
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