King Edward III
Richard Proudfoot, William Shakespeare, Nicola Bennett
King Edward III is increasingly thought to have been written in significant part by Shakespeare. This landmark new edition by textual expert and General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare, Richard Proudfoot, offers a full account of the play’s text and the evidence of Shakespeare’s hand at work in it. Fully annotated with on-page notes and a lengthy critical introduction which also explores the play’s production history and the impact of its historical context.
No scholar could be better equipped to edit Edward III than Richard Proudfoot ... His coeditor Nicola Bennett has helped him bring a long-term project to fruition. The result is an indispensable guide to the understanding and appreciation of an uneven but intriguing drama ... The section of the introduction devoted to 'the literary and dramatic reasons' for regarding Shakespeare as part-author of Edward III is especially impressive, as it sketches the pattern of thematic and structural resemblances with Richard II, Henry V, Richard III, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and other Shakespeare plays. The place of Edward III in the Shakespeare canon seems now secure. * Bibliographical Society of America *
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