A Play King John
by William Shakespeare
Airmont Publishing Company, 1968, paperback,
Very Good Condition, yellowed pages.
'Shakespeare wrote The Life and Death of King John relatively early in his career. The essential story reflects common themes of Shakespeare's other history plays, notably a disputed succession to the throne and the looming threats of rebellion and war. As such, King John may be seen as a kind of prelude to the cycle plays of the War of the Roses. King John, however, is set a century before those events, and its action is presented with less pageantry and narrative drive than most of his other histories.' - J. M. Pressley, SRC Editor