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King Henry VI, Part 3 (Wars of the Roses #7)
by William Shakespeare

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In their lively and engaging edition of this sometimes neglected early play, Cox and Rasmussen make a strong claim for it as a remarkable work, revealing a confidence and sureness that very few earlier plays can rival. They show how the young Shakespeare, working closely from his chronicle sources, nevertheless freely shaped his complex material to make it both theatrica In their lively and engaging edition of this sometimes neglected early play, Cox and Rasmussen make a strong claim for it as a remarkable work, revealing a confidence and sureness that very few earlier plays can rival. They show how the young Shakespeare, working closely from his chronicle sources, nevertheless freely shaped his complex material to make it both theatrically effective and poetically innovative. The resulting work creates, in Queen Margaret, one of Shakespeare's strongest female roles and is the source of the popular view of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick as "kingmaker." Focusing on the history of the play in terms of both performance and criticism, the editors open it to a wide and challenging variety of interpretative and editorial paradigms including moral and feminist criticism. A thorough discussion of the origins and production of the Octavo, the two Quartos, and the First Folio lead into the play itself. A facsimile of the Octavo text, casting charts, notes on the play's battles, and genealogical tables are included as appendices. The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play’s foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr

Data Book King Henry VI, Part 3 (Wars of the Roses #7)

Original Title The Third Part of Henry the Sixth ISBN 1903436311 (ISBN13: 9781903436318 ) Edition Language English Series Wars of the Roses #7, Shakespeare's Minor Tetralogy #3, Henry VI #3 , more Characters Elizabeth Woodville, Henry VII of England, Richard III of England, Henry VI of England, Edward IV of England...more , Margaret of Anjou, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Louis XI of France, John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu, Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, Edmund Plantagenet, Earl of Rutland, Edward, Prince of Wales, William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, Sir William Stanley, John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford, Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter, Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset, Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, Ralph Neville, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, Somerville, Robert Aspell, John de Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, Humphrey Stafford, 1st Earl of Devon, Sir John Mortimer, Sir Hugh Mortimer, Sir John Montgomery, Nurse to Prince Edward, A Nobleman, Jean V de Bueil, Count of Rousillon, Lord Bourbon, Lady Bona of Savoy, Thomas of Beverley, Mayor of York, Two Aldermen of York, John Brett, Mayor of Coventry, John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, John Sutton, 6th Baron Dudley, Son That Hath Killed His Father, Father That Hath Killed His Son, Two Gamekeepers, Three Watchmen, Soldiers Who Guard King Edward, A Huntsman Who Guards King Edward...less (192)