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King Henry VIII


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April 1990

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Henry VIII was one of Shakespeare's most popular plays in the eighteenth and nineteeenth centuries when great actors took the roles of Queen Katherine and Cardinal Wolsey, and elaborate pageantry was much extended. It has not been staged so frequently in the twentieth century, but a number of important recent productions have revealed the theatrical potential of a more complete text. Professor Margeson considers and illustrates the stage history of the play, and gives a balanced account of the authorship controversy from the mid-nineteenth century, when John Fletcher's name was first put forward as a collaborator, to recent scholarship, which has not yet reached a consensus. The Introduction considers the political and religious background of the play, its pageant-like structure and visual effects, and its varied ironies. The commentary is detailed but concise, explaining difficult passages and contemporary references, and suggesting how the play might have been staged in an Elizabethan theatre, or might still be staged for a modern audience.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; Date and occasion; Authorship; Sources; Divided critics; The unity of the play; The verse of the play; Stage history; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Reading list; Supplementary notes.

Portrait

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) gilt als einer der größten Dichter und Dramatiker der Weltgeschichte. Er verfasste zahlreiche Dramen, Tragödien, Komödien und Gedichte, mit denen er schon zu Lebzeiten Anerkennung und Wohlstand errang. Aber erst in den folgenden Jahrhunderten wurde er zum Prototypen des literarischen Genies, ohne den die Entwicklung der neueren Literatur von Goethe über Brecht bis in die Gegenwart hinein undenkbar ist.
EAN: 9780521296922
ISBN: 0521296927
Untertitel: 'The New Cambridge Shakespeare'. 17 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1990
Seitenanzahl: 205 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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