Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)

William Shakespeare


Henry V is Shakespeare’s most famed “war play”; it comprises the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. a few of it glorifies warfare, particularly the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into conflict. yet we additionally listen bishops conniving for battle to delay a invoice that will tax the church, and infantrymen looking forward to to harvest gains from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are lots of chilling references to the human rate of war.

The authoritative version of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and favourite Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early revealed model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known traces and phrases

-An advent to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a contemporary viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s massive holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay through Michael Neill

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