Henry VI, Part 1
Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An... show more
Each edition includes: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Phyllis Rackin The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.
Publish date: February 19th 2008
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, English Literature
, 16th Century
Series: Wars of the Roses (#5)
I am slowly moving my way into the most obscure bits of Shakespeare. Is Henry VI a great bit of art. Nope. It's most interesting as a work in Shakespeare's oeuvre. It deals with a complex and contradictory bit of history and covers the period of time that Joan of Arc was active. However, the Jo...
First I shall be clear as to why I put this book on the historical shelf rather than the history shelf. The main reason is because a book that goes on the history self is non-fiction where as an historical book is a story, based on fact or otherwise, that was written at a time after the actual event...
Too little drama, too much history.
Rereading this for one of my Shakespeare groups here at GR.***************Definitely not one of the Bard's best efforts. It has its moments - Talbot's and his son's scene before they both die in battle or the back and forth in the garden between York and Somerset - but there's not much here (certain...
I read this way back in junior high; it was my first stab at Shakespeare. I don't think I completely understood what was going on, but I do recall Joan of Arc going crazy, pretending she was with child, and ultimately getting owned by the British. Funny what sticks with you.Apparently Henry VI, Part...