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Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen help illuminate this three-part classic Shakespearian history. Revolving around the epic War of the Roses, the supplemental information on the text, a scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work, commentary on past productions with photos of RSC productions, and a short biography on Shakespeare are included for additional contextual guidance. 443 pages, softcover.
"The gaudy, blabbing and remorseful day
Is crept into the bosom of the sea."
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of the three-part classic history that revolves around the epic, dynastic Wars of the Roses.
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
• an original Introduction to Henry VI
• incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with vital facts about the work
• commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
• photographs of key RSC productions
• an overview of Shakespeares theatrical career and chronology of his plays
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
"A remarkable edition, one that makes Shakespeares extraordinary accomplishment more vivid than ever."James Shapiro, professor, Columbia University, bestselling author of A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599
"A feast of literary and historical information."The Wall Street Journal