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William Shakespeare - Henry IV, Part II - 9780230232150 - V9780230232150
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Henry IV, Part II

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Description for Henry IV, Part II Paperback. This fresh edition of Henry IV Part 2 from the RSC offers fascinating new material to help readers understand the play on the page and in performance, including interviews with Shakespearean directors Michael Boyd and Adrian Noble and actor Michael Pennington, an introduction by Jonathan Bate and student-friendly scene-by-scene analysis. Editor(s): Bate, Jonathan; Rasmussen, Eric. Series: The RSC Shakespeare. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: DDS; DSGS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 182 x 198 x 15. Weight in Grams: 258.
From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's profound exploration of a prince's coming of age and the rejection of old Jack Falstaff. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry IV Part II in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with two leading directors and an actor– Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Michael Pennington – 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 ... Read more

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About William Shakespeare
JONATHAN BATE is 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 ... Read more

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'Footnotes at the bottom of each page gloss unfamiliar items of vocabulary, paraphrase tricky meanings and uncover bawdy puns. There is a universe to be found in these annotations: the Renaissance world of power and fate, sex and death, language and philosophy.' - Times Educational Supplement

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