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Shakespeare in Production : King Henry V - William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in Production

King Henry V


Published: 1st June 2002
For Ages: 14 - 16 years old
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This is the first stage history of Shakespeare's King Henry V to cover the play's theatrical life since its first performance in 1599. Staging this play has always been a political act, and the substantial introduction traces its theatrical interventions into conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam and the Falklands crisis, offering a complete account of the play's fortunes: from its absence in the seventeenth century to its dominant position as historical spectacle in the Victorian period, through twentieth-century productions, which include the popular films by Olivier and Branagh. Together they raise vital interpretative questions: is Henry V an epic of English nationalism, a knowing and cynical piece of power politics, or an anti-war manifesto? The volume also includes the play text, illustrations and detailed footnotes about major performances.

'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at GBP16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London
"...a valuable addition to a useful series." Shakespeare Quarterly

List of illustrationsp. vi
Series editors' prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. x
List of significant productionsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
List of charactersp. 82
King Henry Vp. 83
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780521594288
ISBN-10: 0521594286
Series: Shakespeare in Production
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 14 - 16 years old
For Grades: 9 - 11
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.55