Penguin Classics: Henry VI - Part Three

Penguin Classics: Henry VI - Part Three by William Shakespeare
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ISBN
9780141396613
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
352
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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The culminating drama of the Wars of the Roses, Henry VI Part Three plays out the final breakdown of political and family affiliations. This Penguin Shakespeare edition is edited by Norman Sanders with an introduction by Gillian Day.

'There, take the crown, and with the crown my curse'. Threatened by the Duke of York, King Henry makes a deal to disinherit his own son and make the Duke his heir. Queen Margaret is so angered by her husband's weakness that she declares war on the House of York. As conflict rages throughout England, political and family ties break down with tragic consequences. Can the vulnerable King hold out against the growing menace of the Duke's son, the future Richard III, to keep his throne - and his life?

This book includes a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and the Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Henry VI, Part III, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay by Rebecca Brown discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.
ISBN:
9780141396613
Publication Date:
01 / 09 / 2015
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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