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The Third Part of King Henry VI : New Cambridge Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

The Third Part of King Henry VI

New Cambridge Shakespeare

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2010
ISBN: 9780521373319
Number Of Pages: 248

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A series of outstanding productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company and others has recently demonstrated the theatrical vitality of Shakespeare's plays about the reign of Henry VI. In The Third Part of King Henry VI Shakespeare extends his essay on monarchical politics by contrasting two kings, the good but ineffective Henry VI with his rival, the sensual and victorious Edward IV. He also offers more evidence of the perils of aristocratic factionalism in a series of scenes that display the grievous wounds caused by the Wars of the Roses. Here we watch the savage death of the Duke of York at the hands of Queen Margaret, the moving lament of King Henry as he witnesses the slaughter of the battle of Towton where the Lancastrians were defeated, and, finally, Henry's death at the hands of Richard of Gloucester, later King Richard III.

Preface
List of abbreviations and conventions
Introduction
Henry VI: the reign and the plays
The Play: 'what should be the meaning of all those foughten fields?'
Stage history
Date and occasion
Sources
Note on the text
List of characters
The Play
Textual analysis
Appendices
Genealogical tables
Reading list
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ISBN: 9780521373319
ISBN-10: 052137331X
Series: New Cambridge Shakespeare
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.54

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