The Oxford School Shakespeare has become the preferred introduction to the literary legacy of the greatest playwright in the English language. This exclusive collection of the Bard's best works has been designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare's rich literary legacy. Each play is presented complete and unabridged, in large print. Every book is well illustrated, and starts with a commentary and character summary. Scene synopses and character summaries clarify confusing plots, while incisive essays explore the historical context and Shakespeare's sources. Each book ends with a complete list of Shakespeare's plays and a brief chronology of the Bard's life. The detailed explanatory notes are written clearly and positioned right next to the text--no more squinting at microscopic footnotes or flipping pages back and forth in search of endnotes!
The new edition of the series features new covers and new illustrations, including both new drawings and photos from recent productions of Shakespeare's plays around the globe. In addition, the notes and the introductory material have been completely revised in line with new research and in order to make them clearer and more accessible. Finally, the entire text has been redesigned and reset to enhance readability. The new edition achieves the feat of unprecedented clarity of presentation without any cuts to the original text or the detailed explanations.
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Act 2 Scene Alarum Antony's Artemidorus battle battle of Munda bear blood Brutus and Cassius Brutus's Caesar's body Caesar's funeral Caius Calpurnia Capitol Casca Cato ceremonies character Cicero Cinna the Poet citizens Clitus Cobbler conspiracy conspirators crown dangerous Dardanius dead death Decius Brutus doth Elizabethan enemy Enter Brutus Exeunt Exit eyes fear feast of Lupercal fire Flavius Fourth Plebeian ghost give gods grief hand hath hear heart honourable humour Ides of March Julius Caesar killed Lepidus Ligarius live look lord Lucilius Marcus Brutus Mark Antony market-place Messala Metellus Cimber mov'd murder Murellus night noble Brutus Octavius Philippi Pindarus play Pompey Pompey's Portia Publius Roman Rome Second Plebeian Senate Servant Shakespeare Shakespeare's Plutarch shout sick soldiers Soothsayer speak spirit stand Strato sword tell thee things Third Plebeian Titinius traitors Trebonius unto Varrus Volumnius word wrong