Histories, Vol. 2: Volume 2; Introduction by Tony Tanner
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1994 - Всего страниц: 778
William Shakespeare arrived at his splendid maturity as an artist in his second cycle of history plays. With their superb battle scenes; their magnificent major and minor characters; their stories of ambition, usurpation, guilt, and redemption; and their profound ideas about the social order, these plays represent the Elizabethan historical drama in its full glory. And thanks to parts one and two of Henry IV our literature is graced—in the figure of the dissolute and boastful knight Sir John Falstaff—with one of the greatest comic creations in the history of the stage.
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... tavern , or the tavern revellers and the noble rebels , might initially seem worlds apart , but they are brought into all sorts of provocative relationships by what A. R. Humphreys nicely calls ' the fabric of linkage ' . The behaviour ...
... tavern , and just how ironic he is being in the use of the word , is indeterminable . Shortly after this speech , he , notoriously , plays his mocking game with my puny drawer ' Francis , who is gratuitously bewildered and made to look ...
... tavern with Poins , disguised as drawers , to ' see Falstaff bestow himself tonight in his true colors ' ( II , ii , 170 ) . The resulting scene is clearly intended as a dark echo of the comparable long tavern scene in Part One , and is ...
HENRY IV PART ONE
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