By William Shakespeare
Henry V is Shakespeare’s most renowned “war play”; it contains the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. a few of it glorifies struggle, particularly the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into conflict. yet we additionally listen bishops conniving for struggle to delay a invoice that may tax the church, and infantrymen watching for to harvest earnings from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are numerous chilling references to the human expense of war.
The authoritative version of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and generic Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:
-Freshly edited textual content according to the simplest early revealed model of the play
-Full explanatory notes very easily 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 studying Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a latest standpoint at the play
-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s sizeable holdings of infrequent books
-An annotated advisor to extra reading
Essay via Michael Neill
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