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By William Shakespeare

Henry V is Shakespeare’s most famed “war play”; it contains the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. a few of it glorifies battle, specially the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into conflict. yet we additionally pay attention bishops conniving for warfare to delay a invoice that will tax the church, and infantrymen awaiting to harvest gains from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are numerous chilling references to the human expense of war.

The authoritative variation of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and regularly occurring Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content according to the easiest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes comfortably put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized strains and phrases

-An advent to studying Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare student delivering a latest viewpoint at the play

-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s gigantic holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

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