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The Complete Arden Shakespeare, available for the first time in a single volume, contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, as edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden Shakespeare series. A general introduction by the three Arden General Editors 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 ...
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Overview

The Complete Arden Shakespeare, available for the first time in a single volume, contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, as edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden Shakespeare series. A general introduction by the three Arden General Editors 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421822082
  • Publisher: 1st World Library
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
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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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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Blah

    Not worth it. I know it's free, but there are so many spelling mistakes that you can't understand anything.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Unreadable

    You can't understand anything it says. I'm not even sure this is anything by Shakespeare. This isn't worth anybody's time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Worthless

    Find a diffrent one VERY HARD to read.note the fact of the pages that are blank

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Extremely bad OCR scan

    Pretty much useless. I've only given it a star because the form insists on one being given.

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