This new edition of Shakespeare's most celebrated war play points to the many inconsistencies in the presentation of Henry V. Andrew Gurr's substantial introduction explains the play as a reaction to the decade of war which preceded its writing, and analyses the play's double vision of Henry as both military hero and self-seeking individual. Professor Gurr shows how the patriotic declarations of the Chorus are contradicted by the play's action. He places the play's more controversial sequences in the context of Elizabethan thought, in particular the studies of the laws and morality of war written in the years before Henry V. He also studies the variety of language and dialect in the play. The appendices summarise Shakespeare's debt to his dramatic and historical sources, while the stage history shows how subsequent centuries have received and adapted the play on the stage and in film.
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Like every other play in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, King Henry V has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. This version of Henry V aims to be different from other editions of the play. It invites you to bring the play to life in your classroom through enjoyable activities that will help increase your understanding. You are encourage to make up your own mind about the play, rather than have someone else's interpretation handed down to you. Whatever you do, remember that Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted, watched and enjoyed.From the Publisher:
Designed for school districts, educators, and students seeking to maximize performance on standardized tests, Webster’s paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of King Henry V by William Shakespeare was edited for students who are actively building their vocabularies in anticipation of taking PSAT®, SAT®, AP® (Advanced Placement®), GRE®, LSAT®, GMAT® or similar examinations.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0521221544I5N10
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP91411203
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1992. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96049918
Descrizione libro Cambridge Univ, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Exlibrary, usual markings. ; 240 pages. Codice libro della libreria 41287
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0521221544
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