This edition celebrates "King Henry VI Part 2" as one of the most exciting and dynamic plays of the English renaissance theatre, with its exploration of power politics and social revolution and its focus on the relationship between divine justice and sin. An extensive discussion of performance history traces the play's progress on stage from abridgement and adaptation to full historical epic. A survey of criticism discusses the wide range of responses provoked by the play's handling of its historical theme, and concludes by focusing on the element of burlesque in the attempted social revolution portrayed.
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John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.About the Author:
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English dramatist, poet, and actor, generally regarded as the greatest playwright of all time.
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Book Description Routledge Kegan & Paul. Book Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Book Very Good. No dust jacket. Interior stamped. Bookseller Inventory # Y06C-00129
Book Description Methuen third edition reprinted 1977, 1977. Book Condition: as new. Dust Jacket Condition: as new. Hbk 172pp excellent in dj almost as new. Bookseller Inventory # Sh292
Book Description Methuen, 1957, reprinted 1965, 1965. Book Condition: as new. Dust Jacket Condition: as new. Hbk 197pp excellent clean tight unmarked in dj in protective sleeve almost as new. Bookseller Inventory # Sh293