Internet Shakespeare Editions

King John
By William Shakespeare
Edited by Michael Best

About this Edition

Internet Shakespeare Editions
University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Published 2008, updated 2010-12-29
ISBN: 978-1-55058-410-3

Editor's introduction

  1. King John: Introduction
  2. King John: Performance History
  3. King John: Textual Introduction
  4. King John: A Survey of Criticism
  5. King John Criticism: Selections
  6. Historical Notes on the reign of King John
  7. King John: List of print anomalies in the Folio text

Texts of this edition

Supplementary and related materials

  1. King John: A Burlesque, Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett
  2. The Book of Martyrs: Selection (Old Spelling), John Foxe
  3. The Book of Martyrs: Selection (Modern), John Foxe
  4. An Homily Against Disobedience and Willful Rebellion (1571), John Jewel
  5. Kynge Johann (Old-spelling), John Bale
  6. Regnans in Excelsis: The Bull of Pope Pius V against Elizabeth (1570), Pope Pius V
  7. Introduction to Holinshed on King John, Michael Best
  8. Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1587 (Selection), Raphael Holinshed
  9. Chronicon Anglicanum (Selection), Ralph Coggeshall
  10. Actors' Interpretations of King John, Michael Best



Performance materials