The Applause First Folio of Shakespeare in Modern Type: Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

The Applause First Folio of Shakespeare in Modern Type: Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

by William Shakespeare
     
 

(Applause Books). This landmark publication is printed in clear, legible type. Each play has its own comprehensive introduction as well as extensive, expert annotations. Highlighted areas show where lines have been altered over time and also shows where verse has been changed to prose in the past (but not here!) The original compositions are marked and folio clues are… See more details below

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(Applause Books). This landmark publication is printed in clear, legible type. Each play has its own comprehensive introduction as well as extensive, expert annotations. Highlighted areas show where lines have been altered over time and also shows where verse has been changed to prose in the past (but not here!) The original compositions are marked and folio clues are highlighted.

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Library Journal
Given the many modern editions of Shakespeare's plays, it is easy to forget that the text is not fixed and that an examination of the original folio still reveals many features of importance and profit both to the scholar and the actor. Several facsimiles are available, including those of Charlton Hinman and Doug Moston. But because of the difficulties of photographic reproduction, coupled with the idiosyncrasies of the 1623 typeface, these tend to be more curiosities than interpretative tools to all but the most diligent. To rectify this situation, Freeman, a trained actor, director, and professor of acting, directing, and writing (Univ. of British Columbia), has produced a modern type version of the original, which makes the textual features of the First Folio easily accessible. The volume presents all 36 plays, to which Freeman adds introductions and endnotes as well as a valuable introduction to the history of the First Folio and textual notes. Recommended for academic libraries. T.L. Cooksey, Armstrong Atlantic State Univ., Savannah, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557833334
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Applause First Folio Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1184
Sales rank:
1,365,990
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.06(h) x 2.41(d)

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