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Henry IV, Part One


Gaby, R, Henry IV, Part One, Broadview Press, Peterborough, pp. 278. ISBN 9781554810512 (2013) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2013 Rosemary Gaby

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Henry IV, Part One has been one of Shakespeare's most popular plays since it was first produced, and was reprinted several times during the playwright's lifetime. The play encompasses the tragic pathos of Hotspur's death, the thrill of Hal's battlefield valor, the intrigue of power politics, and the broad humor of tavern scenes. It has been performed as a play that celebrates England and engenders national pride, but also as a play that thumbs its nose at patriotism and notions of empire.

This Broadview Edition provides a discussion of the play's performance history, and both the introduction and footnotes encourage readers to think about the play as a performance text. The appendices gather a selection of historical sources and contemporary philosophical and political writings from England and Europe, and interleaved pages throughout the play provide illustrations and extended discussion of key phrases, plot points, and allusions. Further historical and performance materials are available on the Internet Shakespeare Editions website.

A collaboration between Broadview Press and the Internet Shakespeare Editions project at the University of Victoria, the editions developed for this series have been comprehensively annotated and draw on the authoritative texts newly edited for the ISE. This innovative series allows readers to access extensive and reliable online resources linked to the print edition.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:British and Irish literature
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Gaby, R (Dr Rosemary Gaby)
ID Code:86492
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2013-09-18
Last Modified:2017-11-10

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