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King John & Henry VIII

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King John & Henry VIII

By William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate (Editor); Eric Rasmussen (Editor)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780812969399, 416pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2012

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Description
"Mad world, mad kings, mad composition "
--King John

In one volume, eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide fresh new editions of two classic histories: Henry VIII and King John.
THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:
- original Introductions to Henry VIII and King John
- incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with vital facts about the works
- commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
- photographs of key RSC productions
- an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career and chronology of his plays
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.


Praise For King John & Henry VIII

“A remarkable edition, one that makes Shakespeare’s extraordinary accomplishment more vivid than ever.”—James Shapiro, professor, Columbia University, bestselling author of A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599
 
“A feast of literary and historical information.”—The Wall Street Journal

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