Henry IV, Part 1 (Signet Classics)
This edition of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 uses a variety of approaches to Shakespeare, including historical and cultural studies approaches. Shakespeare's text is accompanied by an intriguing collection of thematically arranged historical and cultural documents and illustrations designed to... show more
This edition of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 uses a variety of approaches to Shakespeare, including historical and cultural studies approaches. Shakespeare's text is accompanied by an intriguing collection of thematically arranged historical and cultural documents and illustrations designed to give a firsthand knowledge of the contexts out of which Henry IV, Part 1 emerged. Hodgdon's intelligent and engaging introductions to the play and to the documents (most of which are presented in modern spelling and with annotations) offer a richly textured understanding of Elizabethan culture and Shakespeare's work within that culture.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 1st 1998
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Series: Wars of the Roses (#2)
This was another play I read last year in my Shakespeare class, and one that I enjoyed quite a bit. The story and characters grew on me the more time I had to reflect on them, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked reading one of Shakespeare’s historical plays. I’ve only touched his trag...
Thank God for Youtube. As I have said before reading a Shakespearian play that I have not seen on either stage or screen can be a difficult task at best. In fact reading any play that I have not seen on stage or screen can be difficult, since they are generally not meant to be read but performed. Th...
This play is most famous not for the character of King Henry IV, but for the interaction between Prince Hal and Falstaff. That's justly so, because you do have a tendency to forget that Henry IV is in it and he is the weakest part of the play. The most obvious interpretation of the play is that Prin...
Henry IV - Part 12/4 When King Henry is threatened by rebellion, Prince Hal must join him to defeat the rebels. From wiki:Hotspur: Sir Henry Percy KG (20 May 1364 – 21 July 1403) was the eldest son of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, and Margaret Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron...
Weird mix of propaganda for prince henry and life lessons from falstaff. Lukewarm read for me.