The Complete Third Part of Henry VI

An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play

by Donald Richardson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/8/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781546226369
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781546226376
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781546226352

About the Book

One recurrent criticism of The Third Part of HVI, is its cavalier disregard for chronology and historical events. However, Lawrence V. Ryan argues that the “disjointing of time . . . enables him [Shakespeare] to achieve striking dramatic and didactic effects” (xxx). Thus, one is enjoined to remember Coleridge’s admonition to suspend disbelief. Ryan argues that 3HVI is “by no means a failure as a play for theatrical performance” (xl). Bevington seems to accede to Shakespeare’s nonconventional view of history when he writes. Shakespeare’s scenes “seriously challenge any providential view of history” (“Introduction,” unpaginated).

About the Author

Although he has long been eligible to retire, Donald J. Richardson continues to (try to) teach English Composition at Phoenix College in Arizona. He defines his life through his teaching, his singing, his volunteering, and his grandchildren.