The Complete Works

The Complete Works

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The Oxford Shakespeare brings the modern reader closer to Shakespeare's plays as originally performed than has ever before been possible. Based on eight years of full-time research by a team of distinguished British and American scholars, this monumental volume offers many remarkable innovations, including a new chronological order, revised stage directions, two full versions of King Lear--as originally written and as revised later for performance--and the complete text of The Two Noble Kinsmen.
The Compact Edition packs all these features into a portable and inexpensive single volume. In addition, a lucid General Introduction by Stanley Wells and brief introductions to each play provide a wealth of background information. Hailed by The Washington Post as "a definitive synthesis of the best editions of recent decades" and by The Times of London as "a monument to Shakespearian scholarship," it is an ideal travel companion on vacations or trips and a perfect gift for literature lovers young and old.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press/Oxford, 1988
Edition: Compact ed
ISBN: 9780198117476
0198117477
Branch Call Number: 822.33 SHA 1988
Characteristics: xlix, 1274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Gary
Wells, Stanley W. 1930-

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Dec 06, 2013

My Fourth Desert Island Book: O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, if I had this one book to take with me. This is a bit of a cheat for a desert island book list, containing multitudes as it does, but what can I say: I LOVE Shakespeare, the way his language unpacks into volumes, the variety of his plots and styles and feelings: one brilliant man's life's work all compiled into one handy volume. Hours and hours of reading aloud pleasure. A bottomless treasure troveā€¦ If you've been turned off Shakespeare, he deserves a second chance, and a third, and a fourth, and a twentieth. He'll wait.

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