This is a new, three-volume edition of an anonymous Elizabethan history play that has intrigued Shakespeare scholars for more than a century. A set of Text and Variorum Notes meticulously records the variant readings of previous editors and provides relevant citations from contemporary sources and other analytic comments to clarify the play's meanings, concerns and thematic preoccupations. Among other features of this edition are an original conclusion in the Elizabethan manner (some lines of the final scene are missing), a book-length Introduction proving that Shakespeare wrote the play, and a 100-page supplement detailing over 1,600 echoes and parallels with the Collected Works. This work is a must for every Shakespearean collection.
Michael Egan is Scholar-in-Residence at Brigham Young University - Hawaii.
Volume 2 (Book One); Text and Variorum Notes; Editions and Codes; Entry conventions; Editing Conventions; Titles; Dramatis Personae; Act I Scene I; Act I Scene II; Act I Scene III; Act II Scene I; Act II Scene II; Act II Scene III; Act III Scene I; Act III Scene II; Act III Scene III; Act IV Scene I; Act IV Scene II; Act IV Scene III; Act V Scene I; Act V Scene II; Act V Scene III; Act V Scene IV; Act V Scene V; Act V Scene VI.