Henry VIII & King John
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Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen help illuminate the two classic histories of King John and Henry VIII. 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. 378 pages, softcover.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Modern Library
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0812969391
ISBN-13: 9780812969399
Series: Modern Library Classics

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Publisher's Description

"Mad world, mad kings, mad composition!"
—King John
 
In one volume, eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide fresh new editions of two classic histories: Henry VIII and King John.
 
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
 
• original Introductions to Henry VIII and King John
• incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with vital facts about the works
• commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
• photographs of key RSC productions
• an overview of Shakespeare’s 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.

Editorial Reviews

"A remarkable edition, one that makes Shakespeare’s 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

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