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King Henry VI, Part 2 (Wars of the Roses #6)
by William Shakespeare

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King Henry VI, Part 2 (Wars of the Roses #6) by William Shakespeare Overview

This edition celebrates King Henry VI Part 2 as one of the most exciting and dynamic plays of the English renaissance theater, with its exploration of power politics and social revolution and its focus on the relationship between divine justice and sin. An extensive discussion of performance history traces the play's progress on stage from abridgement and adaptation to ful This edition celebrates King Henry VI Part 2 as one of the most exciting and dynamic plays of the English renaissance theater, with its exploration of power politics and social revolution and its focus on the relationship between divine justice and sin. An extensive discussion of performance history traces the play's progress on stage from abridgement and adaptation to full historical epic. A survey of criticism discusses the wide range of responses provoked by the play's handling of its historical theme, and concludes by focusing on the element of burlesque in the attempted social revolution portrayed. A facsimile of the First Quarto printed by Thomas Creed in 1594 appears as an appendix. Also included are notes about textual variants in the early quartos, a selection of lines that are thought to refer to other plays, a doubling chart, a list of the play's sources, and a genealogy chart. 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. Table of Contents List of illustrations General editors' preface Acknowledgements Introduction Performance Abridgement and adaptation From abridgement to full text Criticism Augustans to German Romantics Victorians and Edwardians Tillyard and the Tudor myth Brockbank and the anti-Tillyardians Providence on trial Carnivalesque history Seneca, rhetoric and poetry Feminism History, justice and drama Text The 'upstart Crow' Date, sequence and authorship From revision to report Acceptance and reaction KING HENRY VI, PART 2 Longer Notes Appendices 1) The First Quarto (1594) 2) Q1 and Q3 variants 3) 'Recollections' in The Contention 4) Doubling chart 5) Sources 6) Genealogical tables Abbreviations and references Index

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 2 (Wars of the Roses #6)

Original Title The second Part of Henry the Sixth with the death of the Good Duke Humfrey ISBN 190343663X (ISBN13: 9781903436639 ) Edition Language English Series Wars of the Roses #6, Shakespeare's Minor Tetralogy #2, Henry VI #2 , more Characters Richard III of England, Henry VI of England, Edward IV of England, Margaret of Anjou, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick...more , Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester, Henry Beaufort, Cardinal of Winchester, Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford, Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Humphrey Stafford, 1st Earl of Devon, Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset,, Thomas Clifford, 8th Baron de Clifford, Thomas Horner, Peter Thump, John Hum, John Southwell, Margery Jourdemayne, "the Witch of Eye", Roger Bolingbroke, Asmath, Sander Simpcox, Mrs. Simpcox, Mayor of St Albans, Alderman of St Albans, A beadle of St Albans, Sheriff of London, Sir John Stanley, Walter Whitmore, Jack Cade, Dick the Butcher, Smith the Weaver, George Bevis, John Holland, Emmanuel – Clerk of Chatham, Sir William Stafford, James Fiennes, 1st Baron Saye and Sele, Thomas de Scales, 7th Baron Scales, Matthew Gough, Alexander Iden, Vaux, Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford...less (211)