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King Henry VIII, or, All is true

"This is the first fully annotated and comprehensive modern-spelling edition of King Henry VIII - known in its early performances as All is True - for over ten years. It makes full use of current scholarship on the dating, authorship, printing, and sources of the play, as well as critical interpretations, and includes an up-to-date survey of the play in performance. It is the first edition to make frequent use of Cavendish's life of Cardinal Wolsey, which seems likely to have influenced certain aspects of the play, as well as the other recognized sources in Holinshed, Hall, and Foxe." "On authorship, the editor concludes that Shakespeare and his younger colleague John Fletcher worked on the script together but that Shakespeare was probably the guiding spirit, as well as the principal author of several major scenes." "A fully detailed commentary and a selective collation of major variant readings appear immediately beneath the text. Special attention has been given to the frequent allusion to scripture and proverb lore. An index to all words glossed and authorities cited appears at the end of the volume."--Jacket
eBook, English, 1999
Oxford University Press, New York, 1999
Historical drama
1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
9780198130017, 9780191561351, 0198130015, 0191561355
Copyright Page
Title Page
List of Illustrations
Henry Viii, Shakespeare, and the Reformation in England1
The Fall of Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey
Reform of the Church
Date, Authorship, and Printing
The Play
The Language of 'King Henry VIII'
'King Henry VIII' in Performance
Restoration and Eighteenth-century Productions
Charles Kean and the Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century
Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References
King Henry Viii, Or all is True
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010