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Henry V
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Henry V

Series: Wordsworth classics - Shakespeare

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781840224214

Publication Date: 5 Jun 2000

Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)

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Annotated edition of the Shakespeare play, for schools use.

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Annotated edition of the Shakespeare play, for schools use.

Henry V is the most famous and influential of Shakespeare's history plays. Its powerful patriotic rhetoric has resounded down the ages, gaining eloquent expression in Laurence Olivier's renowned film. Henry himself, astute and charismatic, who led his 'band of brothers' to victory in the Battle of Agincourt, could indeed seem to be 'this star of England'.

In recent decades the play has attracted increasing critical attention and is now highly controversial. Kenneth Branagh's film-production reflected the changing valuation. Does this play have a sceptical sub-text which subverts its patriotism? Is Henry's achievement beset by irony? Has current scepticism distorted a predominantly and proudly nationalistic drama? Henry V demonstrates Shakespeare's acclaimed ability to bring new complexity to the material that he adapted, so that different eras may find within his work the familiar and the strange, the congenial and the harsh, the sustaining and the challenging.

Contents

General introduction
Introduction
Further reading
Note on Shakespeare
Acknowledgements and textual note
Henry V
Notes on Henry V
Glossary

Category
ANF
Dewey
822.33
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Illustrations
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Pub. date
5 Jun 2000
Edition
New
ISBN
9781840224214
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
160
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
113g
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Yes
Glossary
Yes
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