By William Shakespeare
Henry V is Shakespeare’s most famed “war play”; it contains the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. a few of it glorifies struggle, specifically the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into conflict. yet we additionally listen bishops conniving for warfare to put off a invoice that will tax the church, and infantrymen anticipating to harvest earnings from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are various chilling references to the human price of war.
The authoritative variation of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and popular Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:
-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early revealed model of the play
-Full explanatory notes comfortably put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases
-An advent to analyzing Shakespeare’s language
-An essay through a number one Shakespeare pupil offering a latest point of view at the play
-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s tremendous holdings of infrequent books
-An annotated advisor to extra reading
Essay through Michael Neill
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