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King Henry VIII (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series)

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King Henry VIII has one of the fullest theatrical histories of any play in the Shakespeare canon, yet has been consistently misrepresented, both in performance and in criticism. This edition offers a new perspective on this ironic, multi-layered, collaborative play, revealing it as a complex meditation on the progress of Reformation which sees English life since Henry VIII's day as a series of bewildering changes in national and personal allegiance and represents 'history' as the product of varied and contradictory testimony. McMullan makes a powerful claim for the rehabilitation of Henry VIII, providing the fullest performance history of any edition to date and reading the work not as a marginal 'late' Shakespeare play but as a play which is paradigmatic of the achievement of Renaissance drama as a whole.

ISBN-13: 9781903436240

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Publication Date: 11-02-2000

Pages: 544

Product Dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.12(d)

Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series , #22

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English dramatist, poet, and actor, generally regarded as the greatest playwright of all time. Gordon McMullan is a professor of English at King's College London, UK.

Format: Hardcover