The Tragedy of King Richard III: The Oxford Shakespeare The Tragedy of King Richard III

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Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theater. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's ...

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Overview

Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theater. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. The commentary gives detailed explanation of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning. Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented in separate sections, andmore specific information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a special index of actors and other theatrical personnel.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199535880
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 799,079
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Taking Shape
Episodes on the Edge of History
On Stage
In Print
Editorial Procedures
Abbreviations and References
THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD III
Appendices:

Passages first printed in the 1623 Folio
Quarto copy for F
Alterations to lineation
Longer textual notes
Passages from Sir Thomas More's 'History of Richard III'
A Prologue for the theatre
Index of actors, directors, and others
Index
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