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Download The Second Part of King Henry VI, Part 2: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare (The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare Series) (Pt. 2) eBook
ISBN:
0521094798
Author:
John Dover Wilson,William Shakespeare
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Dramas & Plays
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English
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Cambridge University Press (September 1, 1968)
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The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued

The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued.

The Second Part of King Henry VI: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare (Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies).

Part 2. William Shakespeare. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Online publication date: September 2010. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued.

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John Dover Wilson CH (13 July 1881 – 15 January 1969) was a professor and scholar of Renaissance drama, focusing particularly on the work of William Shakespeare.

John Dover Wilson CH (13 July 1881 – 15 January 1969) was a professor and scholar of Renaissance drama, focusing particularly on the work of William Shakespeare. Born at Mortlake (then in Surrey, now in Greater London), he attended Lancing College, Sussex, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and taught at King's College London before becoming Regius Professor of English literature at the University of Edinburgh.

The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued

The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued.

The Second part of King Henry the Sixth. KING HENRY VI. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret: I can express no kinder sign of love Than this kind kiss. Sir John! nay, fear not, man, We are alone; here's none but thee and I. Enter HUME. Shakespeare homepage Henry VI, part 2 Entire play. ACT I. SCENE I. London. Flourish of trumpets: then hautboys. Enter KING HENRY VI, GLOUCESTER, SALISBURY, WARWICK, and CARDINAL, on the one side; QUEEN MARGARET, SUFFOLK, YORK, SOMERSET, and BUCKINGHAM, on the other.

The Wars of the Roses haunted the Elizabethans. King Henry VI, Part 2 (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series). The Second Part of King Henry VI is concerned with the nature of history, the role of conscience and the relation between law and equity. It contains a complex reading of a popular uprising, led by Jack Cade.

Dover Wilson (1946), pp. xxix-xlvi. The Second Part of Henry the Fourth is continuous with The First Part, taking place immediately after the battle of Shrewsbury Rumour allegorical figure traditionally covered in painted tongues marry by (the Virgin) Mary. 13. Theatrical Journal, Vol. 7, No. 346, 1 August 1846, pp. 243-4. God's liggens the precise meaning is unclear.

John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.
  • Bukelv
This is a play about leadership, or rather the lack of it. Written early in William Shakespeare's career, the three parts of Henry VI chronicle the weak leadership of England under Henry VI and the civil war that resulted.

In "1 Henry VI," Henry is a mere boy but already king. England is at war with France over territorial rights, while the noblemen of the King's court are bitterly divided. Characters of principle, such as Talbot and Gloucester, are blissfully unaware of the poisonous politics that threaten the kingdom. Those aware of the threat, such as Plantagenet and Suffock, are without principle and supplying much of the poison. Caught in the middle, young King Henry has no support in his own court. Worse, he is without a father or mentor to train him in the art of effective leadership.

With the English court divided, the French regain many of their cities including Rouen, under the able military leadership of Joan of Arc (in Shakespeare's play, Joan is a harlot and witch, as the English viewed her at the time). Lord Talbot mounts a counterattack to retake Rouen but is trapped by superior forces while attempting to capture Bordeaux. Back in London, the quarreling Dukes are pushing the kingdom toward civil war (a.k.a. the Wars of the Roses). They fail to send reinforcement troops to France and as result the English are defeated at Bordeaux and Talbot is slain. In another battle, the English capture Joan of Arc and Margaret of Anjou. Joan is condemned to death at the stake while Margaret is groomed to marry Henry VI as part of settlement that ends the war with France. As the play ends, the Wars of the Roses is poised to begin.

1 Henry VI is a cautionary tale of how bad leadership can lead to a nation's undoing. To quote William Baldwin in "A Mirror for Magistrates" (1559), "The goodness or badness of any realm lieth in the goodness or badness of the rulers." For more, read Janis Lull's insightful introduction. The play itself makes for a highly entertaining read, involving "battles, castles, and marching armies; kings, queens, knights and esquires . . ." (to quote Irish dramatist Sean O'Casey).
  • Celen
Note that this review is of the Oxford World's Classics edition of Henry VI Part One. Amazon seems to have a hard time sorting out which editions of Shakespeare plays are equivalent to each other, so that this review also is referred to Henry VI Part Two and probably others, to which it does not belong.*

The First Part of Henry VI, while certainly not Shakespeare's masterwork, is still an interesting read both for its place in the earliest period of Shakespeare's development as a dramatist and for its own artistic merits. The play is written entirely in verse and contains many rhyming couplets, a characteristic of Shakespeare's other early work such as The Comedy of Errors; the language of the play is less mature than that of the later plays and the its tone much less subtle, lacking the keen characterization of which Shakespeare was to prove such a master (to read the Henry VI plays and then Hamlet in quick succession, as I did, is quite a jolting transition). Nevertheless, 1 Henry VI is a fun play, its sonorous pentametres rolling merrily from the tongue as the reader is swept from one melodramatic bloodbath to another.

So much for the merits of the play; now for the edition. The Oxford World Classics editions of Shakespeare are usually excellent, but not this one. The editor, Michael Taylor, is a poor writer who stuffs his introduction with meaningless critical jargon (as other editors of the series also do, but in their cases with less verbosity and to good effect). He is unable to maintain a professional tone either in his introduction or his textual notes, both of which are replete with gratuitous contractions and other colloquialisms that are totally out of place in a scholarly work of this nature. His comments on the text cannot always avoid being salient, but he seems to spend much space needlessly defining Elizabethan words or constructions that either he has already treated, or the glossing of which any reader who has spent even a short time with Shakespeare's language cannot but take as an insult to his intelligence. The text is what really matters, of course, and this edition at least has an adequate apparatus; but since, considering the scarcity of the Oxford editions, this is not likely to be the first version of 1 Henry VI that you come across if you are looking for a copy of the play, there is no reason to seek it out.

*This also means that I cannot write a separate review for the Oxford World's Classics edition of Part Two, which is a much better edition than this. Get your act together, Amazon!
  • Tygrafym
As always, the Arkangel Shakespeare series is excellent. I read the play but the dramatization adds so much depth to written word. The only fault I have with the production is that there beginning and ending notifications on the CD to alert the CD is beginning and ending; that is, it is time to change the CD.
  • Yndanol
Very informative and useful
  • Iaran
Very well edited!