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Henry IV - Shakespeare, William
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From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's tragi-comedy of youth and age, introducing the immortal Sir John Falstaff. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry IV Part I in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with two leading directors and an actor- Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Michael Pennington - providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's tragi-comedy of youth and age, introducing the immortal Sir John Falstaff. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of Henry IV Part I in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with two leading directors and an actor- Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Michael Pennington - providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare's career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended - as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed.

Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Macmillan Education
  • 2009
  • Seitenzahl: 240
  • Erscheinungstermin: 11. September 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 200mm x 130mm x 14mm
  • Gewicht: 254g
  • ISBN-13: 9780230232136
  • ISBN-10: 0230232132
  • Artikelnr.: 26378965
Autorenporträt
JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as "the best modern book on Shakespeare." In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'.

ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Dramaand has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction.- About the Text.- Key Facts.- The First Part of Henry the Fourth, with the Life and Death of Henry surnamed Hotspur.- Textual Notes.- Scene-by-scene Analysis.- Henry IV in Performance: the RSC and Beyond.- Four Centuries of Henry IV: An Overview.- At the Royal Shakespeare Company.- Actor and Director: Interviews with Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Michael Pennington.- Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre.- Shakespeare's Works: A Chronology.- Further Reading and Viewing.- Acknowledgements and Picture Credits.