The Resource Henry IV, part 2, edited by René Weis, (electronic resource)

Henry IV, part 2, edited by René Weis, (electronic resource)

Label
Henry IV, part 2
Title
Henry IV, part 2
Statement of responsibility
edited by René Weis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book again pits a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule, Falstaff, against the maturing of Prince Hal. Alternating scenes between bawdy tavern and regal court, between revelry and politics, Shakespeare probes at the sources, uses, and responsibilities of power as an old king dies and a young king must choose between a ruler's solemn duty and a merry but dissipated friend, Falstaff. The play represents Shakespeare at the peak of his maturity in writing historical drama and comedy. This edition offers a fully modernized text of one of Shakespeare's most fascinating plays. Henry IV, Part 2 is the only play in the canon whose structure almost exactly mirrors that of its predecessor, and thereby affords unique perspectives on Shakespeare's art and craft. Far from being the impoverished country cousin of an illustrious work, Part 2 introduces unforgettable new characters like Pistol and Shallow, and memorable minor players such as Doll Tearsheet and the reluctant Goucestershire recruits. Above all, it gives us more Falstaff. Although he is now politically distanced from Hal, he looms larger than ever as a mischievous figure who never ceases to fascinate with his unique blend of native wit, inventiveness, and corruption. Through a radical reconsideration of the play's text(s) and date, it is argued here for the first time that the character of Falstaff was called Oldcastle in Part 2 as well as in Part 1, and that it was the vetting of Part 2 for the 1596-7 Christmas performances at Court which led to the change of name in both plays. This edition moreover takes the view that the Folio-only passages in the play reflect the text of the original prompt-book
Member of
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2811.A2
LC item number
W45 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford Shakespeare
Label
Henry IV, part 2, edited by René Weis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852014370
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198123644
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33677311
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852014370
  • oseo0191732370

Library Locations

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