The first part of King Henry IV

edited by Herbert Weil, Judith Weil

This updated edition offers a strongly theatrical perspective on the origins of Shakespeare's The First Part of King Henry IV and the history of its interpretation. The introduction clarifies the play's surprising, de-centred dramatic structure, questioning the dominant assumption that the drama focuses on the education of Prince Hal. It calls attention to the effects of civil war upon a broad range of relationships. Falstaff's unpredictable vitality is explored, together with important contemporary values of honour, friendship, festivity and reformation. Extensive lexical glosses of obscure, ambiguous or archaic meanings make the rich wordplay accessible. The notes also provide a thorough commentary on Shakespeare's transformation of his sources (particularly Holinshed's Chronicles) and suggest alternative stagings. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Katharine A. Craik, which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations, and an updated reading list.

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This updated edition offers a strongly theatrical perspective on the origins of Shakespeare's The First Part of King Henry IV and the history of its interpretation. The introduction clarifies the play's surprising, de-centred dramatic structure, questioning the dominant assumption that the drama focuses on the education of Prince Hal. It calls attention to the effects of civil war upon a broad range of relationships. Falstaff's unpredictable vitality is explored, together with important contemporary values of honour, friendship, festivity and reformation. Extensive lexical glosses of obscure, ambiguous or archaic meanings make the rich wordplay accessible. The notes also provide a thorough commentary on Shakespeare's transformation of his sources (particularly Holinshed's Chronicles) and suggest alternative stagings. This updated edition contains a new introductory section by Katharine A. Craik, which describes recent stage, film and critical interpretations, and an updated reading list.

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[目次]

  • Introduction: Reputation
  • Date
  • The design of the play
  • Transforming the sources
  • The appeal of Falstaff and the contexts of interpretation
  • Stage history
  • Recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Katharine A. Craik
  • Note on the text
  • List of characters
  • THE PLAY
  • Textual analysis
  • Appendix: Shakespeare and Holinshed
  • Reading list.

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[目次]

  • Introduction: Reputation
  • Date
  • The design of the play
  • Transforming the sources
  • The appeal of Falstaff and the contexts of interpretation
  • Stage history
  • Recent stage, film and critical interpretations by Katharine A. Craik
  • Note on the text
  • List of characters
  • THE PLAY
  • Textual analysis
  • Appendix: Shakespeare and Holinshed
  • Reading list.

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書名 The first part of King Henry IV
著作者等 Craik, Katharine A.
Shakespeare, William
Weil, Herbert
Weil, Judith
Weil Herbert
シリーズ名 The new Cambridge Shakespeare
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2007
版表示 Updated ed
ページ数 xv, 237 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780521687430
9780521868013
NCID BA83751988
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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