Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0812. Monday, 11 November 1996.
Date: Monday, 11 Nov 1996 11:58:41 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Book Announcement
My book, "The Contention and The True Tragedy: Shakespeare's First Versions of
Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3," is available now in hardback from Public Relations
Officer, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Simla 171 005,
India (Price: $14.00, including postage by air). I argue that Shakespeare
wrote "The Contention" and "The True Tragedy" first and later revised and
changed them into the second and third parts of a trilogy about King Henry VI.
I suggest that "The Contention" and "The True Tragedy" are authentic texts from
Shakespeare's early career in the theatre, and the multiple scripts give us
unusual insights into his evolution as a playwright. Also still available from
the same publisher is my earlier study, "Making Sense of the First Quartos of
Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Hamlet" ($8.00,
including postage by air).