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 conflict, particularly 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 may tax the church, and infantrymen anticipating to harvest earnings from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are various chilling references to the human price of war.

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

-Freshly edited textual content according to the simplest 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 strains and phrases

-An creation to examining Shakespeare’s language

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

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s tremendous holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Michael Neill

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