Oxford University Press, 2001 - 154 pages
"The First Folio of 1623 is the definitive edition of Shakespeare's plays. It is more often than not the closest we can now get to what Shakespeare actually wrote. But the Folio's antiquated typography and cramped layout make it remote and inaccessible to modern eyes. The Shakespeare Folios on the other hand offer easy access directly to the First Folio by presenting the text in modern type but otherwise unchanged. All the First Folio's idiosyncrasies of layout and spelling, even its obvious errors, have been scrupulously left intact, but the text suddenly becomes as easily legible as the script of any modern play." "As an additional aid to understanding, readers will find, printed opposite each page of the Folio, the very same passage in a modern edition. So, whenever the Folio presents a problem, the reader can refer to this parallel text for a solution, either in the text itself or in the set of notes at the end of the book. These notes draw on the long tradition of Shakespearean scholarship and include full reference to surviving Quarto texts."--BOOK JACKET.
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About the Play
Leading Characters in the Play
French and English Royal Families
From Prince of Wales to King of England
Source Date and Text
B Character Study Shakespeares characters can be studied in many different ways eith from the outside where the detached critical student or group s...
C Activities These can involve two or more students preferably working awayfroi the desk or studytable They can help students to develop a sense c ...
D Context Questions like these which are sometimes used in written Questions examinations can also be helpful as a class revision quiz testing knowle...
F Essays These will usually give you a specific topic to discuss or perhaps a question that must be answered in writing with a reasoned argument The...
design and artwork for instance may be involvet Sometimes a portfolio of work is assembled over a considerable perio of time and this can be presen...
Theatre From contemporary comments and sketchesmost particularly a drawing by a Dutch visitor Johannes de Wittit is possible to form some idea o...
People in the Play
The Sources of Henry V
What the Critics have said
Classwork and Examinations
Suggested Further Reading
William Shakespeare 15641616
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