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Henry VI, Part 2

di William Shakespeare

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The Oxford ShakespeareGeneral Editor Stanley WellsThe Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the works for modern readers- a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, language and allusions- detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play- textual introduction reconsiders the complex relationship between the two original texts- illustrated with production photographs and related art- full index to introduction and commentary- durable sewn binding for lasting use'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement… (altro)
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Henry VI, Part 2 is infinitely better than Part 1 with numerous themes that can be explored in depth and the pace of a real page-turner. It ranks in my book as one of Shakespeare's best and most interesting works.

The play deals with the reign of Henry VI, whose weak leadership is confronted by the political intrigues of all of those around him. He is surrounded by a real nest of vipers with everyone against everyone. The play is very political in nature and finds an echo in our own political turbulence today. Looking back at Shakespeare's time, it also has a lot to say about the evolution of law, evidence and trials.

The Folger Library e-book is wonderful with convenient access to footnotes. This edition also contains better than average essays about the play including thought-provoking summaries of the books included in the section on Further Reading. ( )
  M_Clark | Apr 28, 2021 |
I would've liked more Jack Cade. ( )
  poirotketchup | Mar 18, 2021 |
Listened to LibriVox full cast audiobook & read in Kindle omnibus "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

Not quite as compelling to me as Part 1 but still much less difficult than I expect of Shakespeare. And now I know the context of the famous line "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."! ( )
  leslie.98 | Feb 7, 2021 |
An absolutely wonderful edition of this play, acknowledging it both a single entity and part of a much larger sequence. The informative introduction discusses critical and theatrical approaches to the work over the centuries, and the notes are second-to-none.

My only issue with the Arden series is in the advertising. Their website and promotional materials suggest these are the best Shakespeare editions for students, including highschool and undergraduate. I'm just not sure I agree. For instance the astoundingly deep introduction opens with a lengthy look at performance history which includes extensive discussions of how the other plays fit, which can often casually discuss political and narrative elements in them without really explaining it. The second section, on the play's critical history, again uses a lot of in-depth terms or academic asides without detailing these for younger or inexperienced students. This isn't the fault of the editor, since he is writing for an academic and knowledgeable audience; it's the fact that - while I acknowledge capitalism is above all - perhaps Arden could subtly shift their marketing toward the academic crowd, or produce school texts with similar textual notes but a slighter introduction. ( )
  therebelprince | Nov 15, 2020 |
This is a very uneven play, unfortunately. The first half attempts, mostly unsuccessfully, to justify and ramp up the enmity between the Lancaster line in Suffolk and the rage of York. It's mostly just scheming and jealousy and the blame game. York wanted to have his blood tied to the King while Suffolk (at least in the play, if not in actual fact, history,) was smitten with Queen Margaret, whom he unwisely pushed off to his king instead of just making her his own, with huge overtones of Lancelot and Gwennie.

And then Suffolk dies in sweet tune to the prophesy that the play begins with, and then the action and the interest picks up, turning a frankly boring escapade into a pretty awesome end.

So, yeah, I call the first half of this play weak. Weak, I say.

The second half, the parts where Jack Cade, care of York and his scheming and his soon forthcoming full attempt upon the Throne of England, brings all the blood and pillage and a truly immense amount of book burning upon the stage, with ignorant masses calling for the downfall of whatever bogeyman they can conjure out of smoke or just the smoke from Jack Cade's arse. Mind you, this is strictly historical, although he wasn't quite as villainous as portrayed here. I think Cade honestly wanted a populist rebellion, but when he let slip his control of the masses and let them pillage and rape and steal after being successful against the king's mismanaged forces, he lost all the honor he might have won in the day.

In the play, instead, we're treated to something quire gruesome with a number of heads on poles.

After that bit wrapped up, though, it was York's turn, bringing his army into Kent after it had been softened by Cade, and after a few reversals, he manages to win and see the king flee off to London and sets himself up as another king of England.

The action and the story and the cliffhanger is quite delicious, assuming you hadn't fallen asleep during the first parts of the play. Alas.

The broad outlines of what happened in history is pretty on target, but some motivations are ramped up or made from whole cloth to make the play more exciting. Can I blame it? Not really.

Warwick doesn't really feel as important in the play as he always felt in my readings of history, either. Or perhaps that's just because he really hasn't come into his own until Part 3. ;)

But as a side note, one thing I found rather delicious was the youthful and smartass future King Richard III being all valorous and quick of foot and mind amongst all his older brothers and his father. Hey look, it's a the young man who'll grow up to be a wretched monster! lol. Well, that's Shakespeare. History is full of supporters and detractors of Richard of York and where does the truth really lie?

I just wish this play had been more even in quality. Sigh.
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  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
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Shakespeare, Williamautore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
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Gollancz, IsraelA cura diautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Lamar, Virginia A.A cura diautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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As by your high imperial majesty

I had in charge at my depart for France,

As procurator to your excellence,

To marry Princess Margaret for your grace,

So, in the famous ancient city, Tours,

In presence of the Kings of France and Sicil,

The Dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretagne and Alencon,

Seven earls, twelve barons and twenty reverend bishops,

I have perform'd my task and was espoused:

And humbly now upon my bended knee,

In sight of England and her lordly peers,

Deliver up my title in the queen

To your most gracious hands, that are the substance

Of that great shadow I did represent;

The happiest gift that ever marquess gave,

The fairest queen that ever king received.
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The Oxford ShakespeareGeneral Editor Stanley WellsThe Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the works for modern readers- a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, language and allusions- detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play- textual introduction reconsiders the complex relationship between the two original texts- illustrated with production photographs and related art- full index to introduction and commentary- durable sewn binding for lasting use'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement

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