Works of William Shakespeare: 154 Sonnets, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Troilus and Cressida, The Winter's Tale & more by William Shakespeare | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Works of William Shakespeare

The Works of William Shakespeare

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In 1807 the first of the major editions of Shakespeare's works was published by Jacob Tonsen, edited by the dramatist Nicholas Rowe. This volume again presents that text and also includes Shakespeare's poems, edited by Gildon in 1710.

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In 1807 the first of the major editions of Shakespeare's works was published by Jacob Tonsen, edited by the dramatist Nicholas Rowe. This volume again presents that text and also includes Shakespeare's poems, edited by Gildon in 1710.

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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:
9781314610109
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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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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The Works Of William Shakespeare 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 223 reviews.
Jaime_Neiman More than 1 year ago
This ebook has really revived my enthusiasm for Shakespeare. Having all of Shakespeare's texts in one ebook allows me to go quickly to another play to look something up or spot cross-connections. That can be very exciting. The tales of Shakespeare still speak today. We just need to open our ears and our hearts so we can listen. In short, this comprehensive edition has truly enriched my reading of Shakespeare.
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wroberthelms More than 1 year ago
The plays display well. The plays are formated well. I like the layout. The Table of Contents is the BEST available for such an extensive collection. Its outright fun to navigate. Buy this one.
SoDak_Girl More than 1 year ago
This is a great alternative to the one Shakespeare Nookbook that doesn't load! I really recommend it!
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It is very frustrating that there is not a copy of a good Shakespeare collection--one that separates out the two different versions of King Lear, for example, or one that actually contains footnotes/additional information as you read. Make an electronic version of the Riverside Shakespeare collection--something, in other words for Shakespeare lovers!
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Where else can you get an entire collection of shakespeare for 99¿? It was easy to navigate and perfectly formatted.
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