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4.0 out of 5 stars CONTEMPORARY REVIEW OF A CLASSIC-MAKES BENHUR APPEAR AN EPIC, 26 Dec 2000
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This review is from: "King Henry VIII": Third Series (Arden Shakespeare.Third Series) (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series) (Paperback)
Henry the eighth may sound like just another Shakespeare play to you but the advantage of this edition lies in the contemporary, elegant and witty commentary that proceeds it. Indeed the Editor has managed to link many of the happenings written about by the fine Bard to events in his own life. As such it provides a great insight into how rejection at a provincial disco at the age of 17 is in fact an essential metaphor for the experience of Henry's wives.
Indeed the foreward of the Editor is so long and detailed that it could be argued that William's words should have been let go to tell us more about the latest girlfriend!
Ultimately though the words of Shakepeare win through and there can no longer be any doubt that he did write this and his sonnets.
Its setting in the contemporary context of a post-modern intertextual methodology makes this a classic. Buy it!
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