King John and Henry VIII

King John and Henry VIII

by William Shakespeare, David Bevington (Editor), Joseph Papp (Foreword)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Mass market paperback, 345 pages
List Price: $5.99 Sale Price: $5.09

This edition of King John includes these features:

  • Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions
  • Vivid, readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington
  • A lively, personal foreword by Joseph Papp
  • An insightful essay on the play in performance
  • Modern spelling and punctuation
  • Comprehensive source material and scholarship for each play, with notes
  • Up-to-date, annotated bibliographies
  • A convenient listing of key passages
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Summary: English political propaganda ala Shakespeare, with King John a villain and Henry VIII a hero because he fathers Queen Elizabeth.

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