King Henry VIII: The Oxford Shakespeare

King Henry VIII: The Oxford Shakespeare

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Overview

This is the first fully annotated modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII to appear for over a decade and includes up-to-date scholarship on all aspects of the play, including dating authorship, printing, sources and stage history. The editor accepts the view that the play is a collaboration between Shakespeare and Fletcher. Unique to this edition is the frequent reference to Cavendish's biography of Wolsey, neglected in earlier editions. This edition includes a fully detailed commentary and a selective collation of major variant readings appear immediately beneath the text. Special attention has been paid to the frequent allusion to scripture and proverb law. An index to all words glossed and authorities cited appears at the end of the volume.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199537433
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,025,348
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Henry VIII, Shakespeare, and the Reformation in England
Sources
Date, Authorship, and Printing
The Play
The Language of 'King Henry VIII'
Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References
KING HENRY VIII, OR ALL IS TRUE
Index

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