The Second Part of King Henry IV

The Second Part of King Henry IV

Book - 2007 | Updated ed.
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The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition retains Giorgio Melchiori's text of Shakespeare's The Second Part of King Henry IV. Melchiori argues that the play forms an unplanned sequel to the First Part, itself a 'remake' of an old, non-Shakespearean play. In the Second Part, Shakespeare deliberately exploits Falstaff's popular appeal and the resulting rich humour adds a comic dimension to the play, rendering it a unique blend of history, morality play and comedy. Among modern editions, Melchiori's is the one most firmly based on the quarto. This second edition includes a new section by Adam Hansen on recent stage, film and critical interpretations.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition: Updated ed.
ISBN: 9780521869263
0521869269
9780521689502
0521689503
Branch Call Number: 822.33 W1m
Characteristics: xv, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Melchiori, Giorgio
Alternative Title: King Henry IV

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