Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 September 1989

320 Pages | 10 halftones

ISBN: 9780198129301

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King John

William Shakespeare
Edited by A. R. Braunmuller

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford English Texts

This thorough edition of King John--the first scholarly edition in almost fifteen years--makes a significant contribution to the study of Shakespeare's works. Braunmuller offers a wide-ranging critical introduction, which focuses on the play's political relevance in Elizabethan England, its relationship to legal issues of the day, its treatment of women and families, and its overall aesthetic importance in Shakespeare's early career. He also provides a richly detailed stage history, full annotations that are especially sensitive to the play's language and staging, and an ample bibliographical study of the Folio (1623) text, making this volume the most comprehensive and up-to-date edition of King John available.


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