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Part of "The New Penguin Shakespeare" which offers a complete edition of the plays and poems by Shakespeare. Each volume has been prepared from the original texts and includes an introduction, a commentary and a short account of the textual problems of the play. Printed Pages: 260. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2963
Inhaltsangabe: The author offers a new approach to the text of the Second Part of King Henry IV, which he sees as an unplanned sequel to the First Part, itself a remake of an old, non-Shakespearean play. The Second Part deliberately exploits the popular success of Sir John Falstaff, introduced in Part One; the resulting rich humor gives a comic dimension to the play that makes it a unique blend of history, morality play and comedy. Among modern editions of the play this is the one most firmly based on the Quarto. Professor Melchiori presents an eminently actable text, by showing how Shakespeare's own choices are superior for practical purposes to suggested emendations, and by keeping interferences in the original stage directions to a minimum, in order to respect, as Shakespeare did, the players' freedom.
Book Description: A new approach to critical analysis is offered by this interpretation of the play as an exploitative sequel issued in response to the popularity of the First Part, which was itself a remake of an old, non-Shakespearean play.
Titel: The Second Part of King Henry IV (New ...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1989. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gut. 260 Seiten As shown, ed. 1989, paperback, 241 pages, unread, pages yellowed, else very good and clean condition. Will be sent from Germany. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 161. Artikel-Nr. 12892