William Shakespeare Complete Works

William Shakespeare Complete Works

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FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE, MODERNIZED, AND CORRECTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO IN THREE CENTURIES.

Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare’s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But

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FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE, MODERNIZED, AND CORRECTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST FOLIO IN THREE CENTURIES.

Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare’s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But starting with Nicholas Rowe in 1709 and continuing to the present day, Shakespeare editors have mixed Folio and Quarto texts, gradually corrupting the original Complete Works with errors and conflated textual variations.

Now Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, have edited the First Folio as a complete book, resulting in a definitive Complete Works for the twenty-first century.
Combining innovative scholarship with brilliant commentary and textual analysis that emphasizes performance history and values, this landmark edition will be indispensable to students, theater professionals, and general readers alike.

For more information on this Modern Library edition, visit www.therscshakespeare.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345546562
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/25/2015
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
2560
Sales rank:
151,720
File size:
38 MB
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About the Editors

Jonathan Bate is professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at the University of Warwick. Widely known as a critic, award-winning biographer, and broadcaster, Bate is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including Shakespeare and Ovid and The Genius of Shakespeare, which was praised by Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as “the best modern book on Shakespeare.”

Eric Rasmussen is professor of English at the University of Nevada. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and of the works of Christopher Marlowe in the Oxford World’s Classics series as well as individual plays in the Arden Shakespeare series, the Revels Plays series, and the Malone Society series. Since 1997, he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for Shakespeare Survey.

The RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) is a world-renowned ensemble theater company in Stratford and London, dedicated to bringing the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries to a modern audience.

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William Shakespeare: Complete Works, Royal Shakespeare Company Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
wickedwitchofhou More than 1 year ago
This complete collection of William Shakespeare's massive works assembled by the Royal Shakespeare Company is a work of art unto itself. The single column layout and easy to read linar notes are phenominal. The way the editors added in basic touches like who is talking to who at moments when it is slightly confusing made the reading easier to understand. This book should be one everyone's shelf...weither they like it or not! I hope all lovers and haters of his work will come together in celebration of this magnificent tome. Well done RSC, well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Been waiting for this ebook for a long time. Best value. Completely annotated. Buy it, it's a bargain.
kmckinley 5 months ago
This is the only ePUB I am aware of with the First Folio versions of all the Shakespeare plays, including all the First Folio front matter. I would have preferred to have only the First Folio material without additional commentary, though I found the "TEXT:" notes helpful. I like the line numbers in the left margin. Navigation is lousy; the Table of Contents link is to the beginning of the commentary of each play. Further navigation is by turning pages. I found it easier to page through the endnotes but even that is tedious. The terrible navigation is why I rate this edition as only three stars, otherwise it would rate four or five.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I wanted nothing last year for my birthday, but apparently I have more than I did on my wishlist! This is on it, with the complete works of Poe, and the last book in The Selection series, and Harry Potter movies 1-2, 5-8. Aargh!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This volume contains all of Shakespeare's works, making it a good reference. It contains excellent explanations of words and phrases that are unfamiliar. It's not a book club book, but it could be a good textbook.
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