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The Tragedy of King Richard III By William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of King Richard III
by William Shakespeare

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This edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work. The text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, it is argued, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theatre.
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The Tragedy of King Richard III by William Shakespeare

Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, it is argued, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theatre. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. Its critical engagement with the play responds to recent historicist and gender-based approaches. The commentary gives detailed explication of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning. Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented in separate banks, and more specialist information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a special index of actors and other theatrical personnel.

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Table of Contents


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; INTRODUCTION; Taking Shape; Episodes on the Edge of History; On Stage; In Print; EDITORIAL PROCEDURES; Abbreviations and References; THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD III; APPENDICES; Passages first printed in the 1623 Folio; Quarto copy for F; Alterations to lineation; Longer textual notes; Passages from Sir Thomas More's 'History of Richard III'; A Prologue for the theatre; Index of actors, directors, and others; INDEX

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GOR002789483
The Tragedy of King Richard III by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
The Oxford Shakespeare
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2001-01-04
423
0192839934
9780192839930
N/A
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