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A Critical Edition of I SIr John Oldcastle

1st Edition

Edited by Jonathan Rittenhouse


284 pages

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Hardback: 9780367149192
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Originally published in 1984, this book contains the full text of I, Sir John Oldcastle, alongside critical and textual notes, including an examination of the authors and the theatrical background and assessment. For such an obscure play, I Sir John Oldcastle has had a varied printing history and has been printed eighteen times since its original 1600 publication date. The text here is a modern-spelling version and archaic forms are only presered where rhyme or metre requires them, or when modernization obscres rather than clarifies the required sense of the word.

Table of Contents

1. The Text. 2. Sources. 3. Date and Authorship. 4. Critical Assessment. 5. Theatrical Background and Assessment. 6. I Sir John Oldcastle.

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