The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part One -

The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part One



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1 Henry VI was the Rose's great draw in the Spring of 1592, and is a dramatic tale of the lives of soldiers, diplomats, kings, and insurrectionists; the fractious instability of the court and nobility of fifteenth-century England, and their squabbles with their French counterparts. Despite its debut performance in 1592, however, 1 Henry VI does not take a printed form until its appearance some thirty years later in the 1623 folio. There are many questions, therefore, surrounding exactly how many people wrote the play, when they did so, how it was performed, who played what part, and what was the nature of the manuscript behind the first performance. In his wide-ranging introduction, Michael Taylor offers answers to these questions, and discusses other key issues such as language, structure, performance history, and the role of women in the play.

Product code: 9780198183921

ISBN 9780198183921
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H223xW145xS20
Series The Oxford Shakespeare
No. Of Pages 268
Publisher Oxford University Press
Completing the trilogy of Henry VI plays in The Oxford Shakespeare, Michael Taylor edits the play for students, scholars, and theatregoers with an informative commentary on all aspects of the language, action, characters, and staging.