Top positive review
A very good study edition of the play
on 13 October 2014
Like the other single-text Oxford Shakespeares, this has an extensive and detailed introduction of over 100 pages. The problem faced by René Weis, though, is how to say something different from David Bevington in his Henry IV Part 1. The debate about whether we should think of the two plays as a continuation or as quite separate sustains the intoduction but, inevitably, there is duplication in the discussion of Falstaff, and the thematics of fathers/sons.
These modern-spelling editions are designed with the student or scholar in mind with useful on-page glosses and notes, textual variants, and a robust sewn binding - recommended as an very good study or work edition.