The Complete Works

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Clarendon Press, 2005 - Drama - 1344 pages
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The second edition of William Shakespeare: The Complete Works reconsiders every detail of Shakespeare's texts and presentation in the light of modern scholarship. The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established. Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and there is a brief introduction to each work, as well as an illuminating and informative General Introduction. Included here for the first time is the play The Reign of King Edward the Third as well as the full text of Sir Thomas More. This new edition also features an essay on Shakespeare's language by David Crystal, and a bibliography of foundational works. This classic text is an essential reference for literature and drama students and academics, and all Shakespeare enthusiasts.

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The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works

User Review  - Nicholas Graham - Book Verdict

The editors draw largely from the earliest printed versions of the plays in an effort to produce an edition that is as close as possible to the originals as they would have appeared in the theater and ... Read full review

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User Review  - James Violand - Goodreads

What can you say that hasn't been said about the works of one of the most brilliant minds who ever lived? All superlatives elude me. Only the Ancient Greek playwrights are his equals. All others pale ... Read full review

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Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series. He is Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham. Gary Taylor (PhD Cambridge) is Professor in the English Department at the University of Alabama. He has published widely on Shakespeare, editing and the relationship of race and ethnicity to the history of literatures in English. John Jowett is Associate General Editor of the Oxford Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, Co-Editor of the Oxford Complete Works of William Shakespeare and co-author of Shakespeare Reshaped 1606-23 (Clarendon Press). He has recently completed an edition of Richard III. His research interests include bibliography, editing and textual criticism, Renaissance theatre culture and print culture and Shakespeare's contemporary dramatists, especially Middleton. William Montgomery - biography unavailable

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