The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

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This revised edition of the Arden Shakespeare Complete Works includes the full text of Double Falsehood, which was published in the Arden Third series to critical acclaim in 2010. The play is an eighteenth century rewrite of Shakespeare's "lost" play Cardenio and as such is a fascinating testament to the original. A short introduction outlines its complex textual history and the arguments for including it within the Shakespeare canon.

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Overview

This revised edition of the Arden Shakespeare Complete Works includes the full text of Double Falsehood, which was published in the Arden Third series to critical acclaim in 2010. The play is an eighteenth century rewrite of Shakespeare's "lost" play Cardenio and as such is a fascinating testament to the original. A short introduction outlines its complex textual history and the arguments for including it within the Shakespeare canon.

The Complete Works contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden series. A general introduction gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatist's life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime.

Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeare's oeuvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
01/01/2014
The Arden Shakespeare is the most visually pleasing modern edition of the collected works. By dispensing with in-page footnotes, the editors are able to deliver the text in a clear, well-spaced layout that is easy to follow.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408152010
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: Arden Shakespeare Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 1392
  • Sales rank: 250,397
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

The General Editors of The Arden Shakespeare Third Series are:
Richard Proudfoot, Emeritus Professor, King's College London
Ann Thompson, King's College London
David Scott Kastan, Yale University
H.R. Woudhuysen, University College, London
Associate General Editor George Walton Williams, Emeritus Professor, Duke University

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
General Editors' preface
Introduction 1
Shakespeare's Sonnets 18
A Lover's Complaint 44
Venus and Adonis 50
Lucrece 63
The Passionate Pilgrim 83
'The Phoenix and Turtle' 88
All's Well That Ends Well 89
Antony and Cleopatra 121
As You Like It 161
The Comedy of Errors 191
Coriolanus 213
Cymbeline 253
Hamlet 291
Julius Caesar 333
King Henry IV, Part 1 361
King Henry IV, Part 2 393
King Henry V 429
King Henry VI, Part 1 463
King Henry VI, Part 2 495
King Henry VI, Part 3 531
King Henry VIII 567
King John 601
King Lear 631
King Richard II 669
King Richard III 699
Love's Labour's Lost 741
Macbeth 771
Measure for Measure 799
The Merchant of Venice 829
The Merry Wives of Windsor 857
A Midsummer Night's Dream 887
Much Ado About Nothing 911
Othello 939
Pericles 977
Romeo and Juliet 1005
The Taming of the Shrew 1039
The Tempest 1069
Timon of Athens 1095
Titus Andronicus 1123
Troilus and Cressida 1151
Twelfth Night 1189
The Two Gentlemen of Verona 1217
The Two Noble Kinsmen 1241
The Winter's Tale 1277
Bibliography 1311
Index of first lines of sonnets 1317
Index of first lines of songs 1319
Glossary 1320
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