King Henry VIII (The Oxford Shakespeare; Oxford World's Classics)
This is the first fully annotated modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII to appear for over a decade and includes up-to-date scholarship on all aspects of the play, including dating authorship, printing, sources and stage history. The editor accepts the view that the play is a collaboration... show more
This is the first fully annotated modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII to appear for over a decade and includes up-to-date scholarship on all aspects of the play, including dating authorship, printing, sources and stage history. The editor accepts the view that the play is a collaboration between Shakespeare and Fletcher. Unique to this edition is the frequent reference to Cavendish's biography of Wolsey, neglected in earlier editions. This edition includes a fully detailed commentary and a selective collation of major variant readings appear immediately beneath the text. Special attention has been paid to the frequent allusion to scripture and proverb law. An index to all words glossed and authorities cited appears at the end of the volume.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: November 15th 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, English Literature
Previously, things I've read covering the historically crucial events surrounding Henry VIII's divorce and subsequent break from the Catholic Church have focused on Wolsey, More, Cromwell and Henry himself, ignoring Katherine, whom Henry is dumping in favour of Anne Boleyn. This is different: Thomas...
You know those directors/authors who go into retirement (or even sporting heroes, but this is book website so I don't think sports stars quite cut it) and then a few years later decided to make a comeback with another movie/book and despite all of the hype it ends out being little more than rubbish?...
Another one of Shakespeare plays that I listened to,through Librivox.I begin to suspect that, although I rather enjoy the comedies, I do not like the historical plays. I listened to this play till the end, but I couldn't say what the story was. I know it was about queen Katherine who gives birth to...
Though questionably a collaboration, I hope it was. Henry VIII is somewhat lackluster in comparison to Shakespeare’s commonly thought of last play The Tempest. In a rather perfunctory manner, Queen Elizabeth and her successor, King James, are honored in this play centering on Henry’s quest for an ...
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