Henry V (Paperback)

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Henry V, the climax of Shakespeare's sequence of English history plays, is an inspiring, often comic celebration of a young warrior-king. But it is also a study of the costly exhilarations of war, and of the penalties as well as the glories of human greatness.


Publisher Bantam Classic & Loveswept
Mfg Part# 9780553212952
SKU 30098849
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553212958
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Editors Note A triumphantly patriotic play that also casts a critical eye at war and warriors, this great epic drama depicts a charismatic ruler in a time of national struggle. The young King Henry?s victory over the French despite overwhelming odds creates a spectacle of action, color, and thundering battles. Whether the warrior-king is urging his men ?Once more unto the breach, dear friends,? or wooing Katharine of France, Henry is magnificently adapted to the role he must play in England?s greatness. Henry V represents the culmination of Shakespeare?s art as a writer of historical drama.Each Edition Includes:? Comprehensive explanatory notes ? Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship ? Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English? Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories ? An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
Editors Note 1 The drama about King Henry V's attempt to unite England under his rule is accompanied by information about the play's background, style, and performance
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Bantam Classics
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