Riverside Shakespeare / Edition 2

Riverside Shakespeare / Edition 2

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395754909

ISBN-13: 2900395754909

Pub. Date: 12/31/1996

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The Second Edition of this complete collection of Shakespeare's plays and poems features two essays on recent criticism and productions, fully updated textual notes, a photographic insert of recent productions, and two works recently attributed to Shakespeare. The authors of the essays on recent criticism and productions are Heather DuBrow, University of Wisconsin…  See more details below

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The Second Edition of this complete collection of Shakespeare's plays and poems features two essays on recent criticism and productions, fully updated textual notes, a photographic insert of recent productions, and two works recently attributed to Shakespeare. The authors of the essays on recent criticism and productions are Heather DuBrow, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and William Liston, Ball State University, respectively.

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ISBN-13:
2900395754909
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/31/1996
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
1984

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
General Introduction1
Twentieth-Century Shakespeare Criticism27
Shakespeare's Text55
Glossary of Selected Bibliography Terms70
Chronology and Sources77
Opening Pages of the First Folio89
The Comedy of Errors111
The Taming of the Shrew138
The Two Gentlemen of Verona177
Love's Labor's Lost208
A Midsummer Night's Dream251
The Merchant of Venice284
The Merry Wives of Windsor320
Much Ado about Nothing361
As You Like It399
Twelfth Night, or What You Will437
The History of Troilus and Cressida477
All's Well That Ends Well533
Measure for Measure579
The First Part of Henry the Sixth623
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth668
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth711
The Tragedy of Richard the Third748
The Life and Death of King John805
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second842
The First Part of Henry the Fourth884
The Second Part of Henry the Fourth928
The Life of Henry the Fifth974
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth1022
The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus1065
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet1101
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar1146
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark1183
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice1246
The Tragedy of King Lear1297
The Tragedy of Macbeth1355
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra1391
The Tragedy of Coriolanus1440
The Life of Timon of Athens1489
Pericles, Prince of Tyre1527
Cymbeline1565
The Winter's Tale1612
The Tempest1656
The Two Noble Kinsmen1689
The Reign of King Edward the Third1732
Sir Thomas More: The Additions Ascribed to Shakespeare1775
Venus and Adonis1797
The Rape of Lucrece1814
Sonnets1839
A Lover's Complaint1875
The Passionate Pilgrim1881
The Phoenix and Turtle1889
A Funeral Elegy by W. S.1893
App. AShakespeare's Plays in Performance: From 1660 to 19711905
App. BShakespeare's Plays in Performance: From 19701932
App. CRecords, Documents, and Allusions1951
App. DAnnals, 1552-16161979
Selected Bibliography2021
Index to the Characters in the Plays2036
Index to First Lines of the Sonnets2045
Index to First Lines of The Passionate Pilgrim2047
Index to First Lines of Songs and Song Snatches2047
Selected Glossary2049

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The Riverside Shakespeare 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Riverside Shakespeare is as close as one may hope to get to the original texts of the plays-- something Shakespeare never purposefully intended to produce. Each play is annotated with a complete editorial history. Take a look and see how much we've taken for granted, and marvel at the efforts of devoted scholars down through the ages. And there's lots of fun pictures, too!
BusySalesPro More than 1 year ago
What can I say? Shakespeare is timeless and excellent. I cannot add any more that has not already been said about THE master! I can comment that the annotations make this version especially accessible to literary amateurs like myself.
Bret_James_Stewart More than 1 year ago
Oceans of ink have been written about Shakespeare's works, so I see no reason to add my two pence. As to this edition, though, I have many good things to say. It is an academic edition, and I am please with the book for a number of reasons. First off, the book is attractive and well made. The hardcover is sturdy, the interior artwork is elucidating and fun, and the complete works are included, even the ones whose canonicity are only probable. Different scholars write the general and individual work introductions, which is nice as it adds variety and exposes the reader to different approaches and views of the works. The book is heavily glossed on the page where the text in question appears, which is great as you can simply look down to find the information. Most readers are not going to know all the nuances of Elizabethan English, so this glossing is vital to understanding ye olde utterances of The Bard. There are various appendices dealing with the stage history of the works, original source material, and timelines as well as a bibliography and selected glossary at the end. This book is my favourite by far of Shakespearean books in regard to completeness and reading aids. It also helps me get my exercise carrying it around the house as it clocks in at just over 2,000 pages. I read every one of them. You should, too. Regarding the plays, they are written to be performed and are best enjoyed, in my opinion, in performance combined with reading. I read first and after and have no preference myself as to which should be done first, but I definitely recommend both. I personally found the BBC versions of the plays to be great as they are Englishmen and talented. The videos are free on youtube. The BBC set out to do all the plays, which is great because you can watch some of the lesser performed works. I am not sure the canonical views of the BBC and this book match 100%, so a few of the plays that were previously not considered Shakespearean may not be available. Still, watch those you can. Then, read this wonderful text (or vice-versa) for a deeper enjoyment of these works; they really are timeless and worth the time necessary to invest in the experience.
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The description says that this is a two volume set. It is not. Also should have been wrapped in plastic and arrived partly damaged because of no packing materials. Barnes and Noble has the worst shipping packing of any company. This edition is the best in the world for Shakespeare. 5 stars for the book, 1 star for barnes and noble.
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