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King Edward III (Hardback)

William Shakespeare

Edité par CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 1998
ISBN 10: 052143422X / ISBN 13: 9780521434225
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Titre : King Edward III (Hardback)

Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Edward III is a major addition to the Shakespearean canon, and is published here for the first time in an authoritative edition of Shakespeare s works. Presenting this fully-annotated, modern-spelling text of Edward III, Giorgio Melchiori does not claim that Shakespeare is the sole author, but author of a significant part of the play, the extent of which is discussed in detail. The introduction explores the historical background and the genesis of the play in the context of contemporary theatrical practice and of Shakespeare s own early cycle of history plays. It stresses the original ideological stance and the theatrical qualities of the play as a whole. The commentary examines in depth the play s linguistic and poetical features, while an extensive appendix on the use of sources explains the stages of its composition. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9780521434225

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Synopsis : Edward III is a major addition to the Shakespearean canon, and is published here for the first time in an authoritative edition of Shakespeare's works. Presenting this fully-annotated, modern-spelling text of Edward III, Giorgio Melchiori does not claim that Shakespeare is the sole author, but author of a significant part of the play, the extent of which is discussed in detail. The introduction explores the historical background and the genesis of the play in the context of contemporary theatrical practice and of Shakespeare's own early cycle of history plays. It stresses the original ideological stance and the theatrical qualities of the play as a whole. The commentary examines in depth the play's linguistic and poetical features, while an extensive appendix on the use of sources explains the stages of its composition.

Critique: 'Here in the elegant format emblematic of this collected edition ? is a play entitled King Edward III ? Giorgio Melchiori's introduction to the New Cambridge Edward III, together with the actual editorial presentation and appendix on the play's sources are models of learned scruple. What this superb edition compels us to keep asking is simply this: 'how did Shakespeare become Shakespeare?' Neither the history of literature nor of language provides a richer ground for wonder.' George Steiner, The Observer

'Anyone who reads through Edward III with an open mind will, I believe, accept that the Shakespeare canon is permanently enlarged. It is an exhilarating experience.' Contemporary Review

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