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The Second Part of King Henry IV

2nd Edition

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Part of The New Cambridge Shakespeare

  • Date Published: May 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521869263

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  • The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition retains Giorgio Melchiori's text of Shakespeare's The Second Part of King Henry IV. Melchiori argues that the play forms an unplanned sequel to the First Part, itself a 'remake' of an old, non-Shakespearean play. In the Second Part, Shakespeare deliberately exploits Falstaff's popular appeal and the resulting rich humour adds a comic dimension to the play, rendering it a unique blend of history, morality play and comedy. Among modern editions, Melchiori's is the one most firmly based on the quarto. This second edition includes a new section by Adam Hansen on recent stage, film and critical interpretations.

    • Contains a new introductory section by Adam Hansen which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations
    • An accessible and informative textbook for students studying Shakespeare
    • Two new illustrations and an updated reading list are included in this new edition
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521869263
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.586kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Abbreviations and conventions
    Introduction: Publication and date
    Unconformities
    The sources and The Famous Victories
    The Henriad as remake
    Rewriting the remake
    The Morality structure
    The comedy of humours
    City and country comedy
    Language
    History
    Psychodrama
    Time and disease
    Part Two on the stage
    Recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Adam Hansen
    Note on the text
    List of characters
    THE PLAY
    Textual analysis
    Appendixes:
    1. Shakespeare's use of Holinshed
    2. Some historical and literary sources
    3. The Famous Victories
    4. Tarlton and the Lord Chief Justice
    Reading list.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Rule and Rulers
  • Author

    William Shakespeare

    Editor

    Giorgio Melchiori

    With contributions by

    Adam Hansen, Northumbria University, Newcastle

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