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The Resource The first and second parts of King Edward IV, Thomas Heywood ; edited by Richard Rowland

The first and second parts of King Edward IV, Thomas Heywood ; edited by Richard Rowland

Label
The first and second parts of King Edward IV
Title
The first and second parts of King Edward IV
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Heywood ; edited by Richard Rowland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Edward IV (1599) was printed no less than six times up to 1626, and was one of the best loved plays of the early modern period, but this edition is the first since the 1870s. Controversy surrounds every aspect of the play. Disputes over the ownership of the inn-yard playhouse in which it was first played erupted into violence during performances. The little known troop which first acted Edward IV used it to challenge the domination of the two principal companies. The play premiered at a moment when the representation of medieval history in any format was coming under the hostile scrutiny of the Elizabethan government
  • Yet the playwright produced a text which was at once generically complex (the play blurs the distinction between chronicle history and 'domestic' tragedy), brilliantly assured in its dramatic craftsmanship, and politically explosive. The play depicts the streets and houses in which its original spectators lived and worked with a precision unprecedented in English writing. But this vividly realised London is under assault, first from rebels outside its walls, and subsequently (and more seriously) from the predations of two monarchs."
  • "The text of this edition has already been used by the actors at Shakespeare's Globe when they gave the first London performance of Edward IV for more than four centuries. By demonstrating the playwright's dextrous marshalling of a remarkable range of sources, and by examining afresh the dramatist's singular theatrical technique, this volume opens up an exciting if difficult play to a new generation of scholars and performers."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
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approximately 1574-1641
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heywood, Thomas
Dewey number
822.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2574
LC item number
.K5 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rowland, Richard H.
Series statement
The Revels plays
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  • Historical drama, English
  • English drama
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Edward
Target audience
specialized
Label
The first and second parts of King Edward IV, Thomas Heywood ; edited by Richard Rowland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57061901
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780719015663
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780719015663
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The first and second parts of King Edward IV, Thomas Heywood ; edited by Richard Rowland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57061901
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780719015663
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780719015663
Other physical details
illustrations

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