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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works
     

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

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by William Shakespeare, Stanley Wells, Gary Taylor, John Jowett, William Montgomery
 

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The second Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works reconsiders every detail of their text and presentation in the light of modern scholarship. The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established. Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and there is a brief introduction to

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The second Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works reconsiders every detail of their text and presentation in the light of modern scholarship. The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established. Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and there is a brief introduction to each work, as well as an illuminating and informative General Introduction. Included here for the first time is the play The Reign of King Edward the Third as well as the full text of Sir Thomas More. This new edition also features an essay on Shakespeare's language by David Crystal, and a bibliography of foundational works.

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A compact edition (some 200 pages less) of the 1986 collection for which the original documents were re-examined and edited according to up-to-date research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780191608391
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
04/21/2005
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NOOK Book
Sales rank:
512,262
File size:
23 MB
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Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series. He is Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham. Gary Taylor (PhD Cambridge) is Professor in the English Department at the University of Alabama. He has published widely on Shakespeare, editing and the relationship of race and ethnicity to the history of literatures in English. John Jowett is Associate General Editor of the Oxford Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, Co-Editor of the Oxford Complete Works of William Shakespeare and co-author of Shakespeare Reshaped 1606-23 (Clarendon Press). He has recently completed an edition of Richard III. His research interests include bibliography, editing and textual criticism, Renaissance theatre culture and print culture and Shakespeare's contemporary dramatists, especially Middleton. William Montgomery - biography unavailable

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The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would be a great edition if it worked. The file is incompatible with my Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. I'm very disappointed as this seems to be the only annotated edition in an eBook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for use with the Nook iPad app. The app says this title cannot be viewed on this device. What a disappointment. I am working with BN customer service to get a refund, which the website says they do not do. Caveat emptor ... run for the door ... do NOT buy this title.
bardlover89 More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection for those interested in the complete works of William Shakespeare. It has everything and instead of grouping the plays and poems or sonnets differently, it puts them all together in the order they were most likely written. Of course some of the dating can be tricky to confirm but it is a fantastic resource. The only thing that bothered me about it was that there aren't any annotations or foot notes. Usually they are included and can be extremely helpful, so I was surprised that this volume did not include any among the text or at the end. The hardback is also very sturdy for travel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Works great on my old Nook and the nook app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4
kmckinley More than 1 year ago
This review is for the NOOK version of The Oxford Shakespeare - The Complete Works. The book is [barely] usable on my NOOK Simple Touch and my iPhone and iPad. The editors don't always inform us which text they use for a play, and I expect that for a "name-brand" Complete Works. The navigation in the NOOK version is terrible; if I had realized it to be this bad I would not have purchased it. Navigation is only to the beginning of a play. Thereafter one must turn pages, search the entire book for the beginning of an Act/Scene, or search for remembered text to navigate within the play.
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