King Henry VIII (All Is True): The Arden Shakespeare Third Series PDF by William Shakespeare

King Henry VIII (All Is True): The Arden Shakespeare Third Series PDF by William Shakespeare

King Henry VIII (All Is True): The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

King Henry VIII has one of the fullest theatrical histories of any play in the Shakespeare canon, yet has been consistently misrepresented, both in performance and in criticism This edition offers a new perspective on this ironic, multi layered, collaborative play, revealing it as a complex meditation on the progress of Reformation which sees English life since Henry VIII King Henry VIII has one of the fullest theatrical histories of any play in the Shakespeare canon, yet has been consistently misrepresented, both in performance and in criticism This edition offers a new perspective on this ironic, multi layered, collaborative play, revealing it as a complex meditation on the progress of Reformation which sees English life since Henry VIII s day as a series of bewildering changes in national and personal allegiance and represents history as the product of varied and contradictory testimony McMullan makes a powerful claim for the rehabilitation of Henry VIII, providing the fullest performance history of any edition to date and reading the work not as a marginal late Shakespeare play but as a play which is paradigmatic of the achievement of Renaissance drama as a whole His introduction emphasizes truth and conscience and the dramatic devices used to portray these themes This edition s appendices elucidate the chronology for the events portrayed in King Henry VIII and other source works A scene from Beaumont and Fletcher s A Maid s Tragedy, comments on music, a doubling chart, and other reference information are also included The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources A full commentary by one or of the play s foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader Table of ContentsList of IllustrationsGeneral Editors PrefacePreface INTRODUCTIONAuthenticities performance history Date and early performances Performances 1660 1916 Performances 1916 2000All is true cultural history Truth and topicality Royal reputations The conscience of the King Truth and temperance Truth and textuality Truth and tragicomedy The character of the Queen Hidden reformations Truth and topicality codaOriginals textual history Text and modernization Resources Sources Analogues Collaboration KING HENRY VIII ALL IS TRUE Longer notes APPENDICES1 Contextual chronology for the events of Henry VIII2 Comparative chronology 1603 13 for plays in the Fletcher and Shakespeare canons3 Attribution and composition4 The Maid s Tragedy5 Uncollected sources analogues6 Music7 Doubling chart Abbreviations and references Abbreviations used in notes Works in the Shakespeare canon Works in the Fletcher canon Editions of Shakespeare collated Other works Modern productions cited Film television productions cited Index

Title : King Henry VIII (All Is True): The Arden Shakespeare Third Series
Author :  William Shakespeare
Language : English
Isbn : 1903436257
Format : Paperback
Pages : 532 pages

Rating: 4.2

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