The Works of William Shakespeare

The Works of William Shakespeare

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally… See more details below

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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This edition reproduces the six volumes of edited by Nicholas Rowe in 1709 and the volume of poems edited by Charles Gildon in 1710. The introduction by Peter Holland (the Shakespeare Institute, U. of Birmingham) discusses the influence of Rowe's work<-->until 1986, when the Wells-Taylor edition appeared, collected editions of the plays reflected Rowe's character names, definitions of where scenes took place, list of characters, act and scene divisions, emendations, and punctuation. The 1709 edition represented a number of firsts: the first octavo printing, first illustrated edition ("adorned with cuts"), first to introduce act and scene divisions which were lacking in the folios, and the first extensive biography of Shakespeare (following the introduction). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

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ISBN-13:
2940026004515
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, two epitaphs on a man named John Combe, one epitaph on Elias James, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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