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King John and Henry VIII

by Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate, William Shakespeare

Part of the The RSC Shakespeare Series

King John and Henry VIII Synopsis

From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's most unusual and provocative histories. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of King John and Henry VIII in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with three leading directors - Gregory Doran, Josie Rourke and Gregory Thompson - providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare's career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended - as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

King John and Henry VIII Press Reviews

'A triumphant addition to our times.' - Fiona Shaw, The Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230361928
Publication date: 22nd February 2012
Author: Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate, William Shakespeare
Publisher: Red Globe Press an imprint of Macmillan Education UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 376 pages
Categories: Shakespeare plays, Shakespeare studies & criticism,

About Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate, William Shakespeare

JONATHAN BATE Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, ...

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