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King Henry V Kindle Edition
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My problem lies with the kindle edition. there is no table of contents. There are no page numbers. There are several short sections of text where the letter b is replaced with the letter p. This is slightly distracting.
The actual document is very good since it is free. There are some misspellings due to the electronic transformation from paper to digital of the play. It is usually the first letter of the word that is wrong. Volunteers did the work on the Kindle edition, not a publishing firm, so perfection is not expected. However, there are not many errors.
In addition, there are lines in French and broken English with Google Translate, you can translate the French lines to see the full meaning. However, it is not necessary since the following English lines provide translation or context to understand the meaning of the French lines.
I wish there was foreword or notes in the product but you will need to pay for that service. I go to Wikipedia or literary note services for background on the play or if there is a section, I do not understand.
To clarify, a lot of the reviews have complained about misspellings in the translation from page to digital. Those aren't mistakes. Shakespeare was trying to write the accents of Welsh, Scots and Irish speakers.
Bridge becomes Pridge. Not a mistake, though perhaps not the best attempt at an accent.
The BBC is more complete and closer in verbiage to the original play versions. Lawerence Olivia was force to cut out much of the play because of time constraints and because of the time of the production Henry V could not look like a tyrant and they had to justify the war so it would coincide with the WWII war effort. However Kenneth Branagh, Making his directing debut, pulled out all stops. He may have missed a few lines here and there but replaced them with visuals and innuendos.
This story is based on prior works but can stand alone very well as what history of Henry is needed is mentioned in the play. Henry V was a sort of playboy (probably by cunning design) as a youth and when becoming king has decides to acquire France that is his heritage. In the process he must prove his ability to understand and lead people. One of his first tests is to detect treachery and remove it. The films leave out a lot of the information that make this story complete and interesting.
I must say the kindle version helps you move along with text-to-speak without it you will find you self constantly looking at the dictionary the first time through. The second time through it runs much smoother but people look at you funning when you use terms like puissant. Two thirds of the words came up in the online kindle dictionary; the rest had to rely on other on line dictionaries.Read more ›
I felt there was a lot of superfluous material inserted to pad the play's length. Note also that Act 3 Scene 4 is completely in French [editing error?]. Some of the best material is presented in each act's opening prologue.
There are an excessive number of spelling errors in the Kindle version - many of the errors involve the letter 'p' being substituted for the letter 'b' at the beginning of words: bless, bridge, etc.
I obviously want overly enamored with this offering, but it was good to see Shakespeare's literary concept of a tetrad through to its completion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had to read it for English class, but especially as far as Shakespeare goes it was interesting enough that I was able to read without dreading itPublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I got this book when I needed something for monologue research. It's a very plain and neatly presented layout of the Henry V text.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Yeah, ho-hum, just one of those Shakespeare things. Glad you asked whether he's a good writer. SOMEbody should comment!Published 4 months ago by J. K. Wolf
There's no table of contents. In order to find any of the place you have to thumb through page after page after page.Published 8 months ago by Jane Powers
Interesting History of the Agincourt Battle, and St. Crispian's Day. Had to do my research on the subjects.Published 12 months ago by Francine