Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)

William Shakespeare


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

The authoritative variation of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and usual Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in accordance with the easiest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes comfortably 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 creation to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare student offering a latest viewpoint at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay via Michael Neill

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