ISBN-10:
0321012542
ISBN-13:
9780321012548
Pub. Date:
01/08/1997
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
The Complete Works of Shakespeare Updated / Edition 4

The Complete Works of Shakespeare Updated / Edition 4

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ISBN-13: 9780321012548
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 01/08/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1800
Product dimensions: 8.24(w) x 10.06(h) x 2.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi(4)
GENERAL INTRODUCTION x
Life in Shakespeare's England x(18)
The Drama Before Shakespeare xxviii(13)
London Theaters and Dramatic Companies xli
Shakespeare's Life and Work 1(25)
Shakespeare's Language: His Development as Poet and Dramatist lxxv(7)
Editions and Editors of Shakespeare lxxxii(11)
Shakespeare Criticism xciii
THE COMEDIES
2(494)
The Comedy of Errors
2(29)
Love's Labor's Lost
31(44)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
75(33)
The Taming of the Shrew
108(39)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
147(31)
The Merchant of Venice
178(38)
Much Ado About Nothing
216(36)
The Merry Wives of Windsor
252(36)
As You Like It
288(38)
Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will
326(36)
All's Well That Ends Well
362(42)
Measure for Measure
404(40)
Troilus and Cressida
444(52)
THE HISTORIES
496(442)
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth
496(44)
The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth
540(44)
The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth
584(44)
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
628(54)
The Life and Death of King John
682(39)
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
721(42)
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
763(41)
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth
804(45)
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
849(44)
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth
893(45)
THE TRAGEDIES
938(460)
Titus Andronicus
938(39)
Romeo and Juliet
977(44)
Julius Caesar
1021(39)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
1060(57)
Othello, the Moor of Venice
1117(50)
King Lear
1167(52)
Macbeth
1219(37)
Timon of Athens
1256(37)
Antony and Cleopatra
1293(52)
Coriolanus
1345(53)
THE ROMANCES
1398(210)
Pericles
1398(36)
Cymbeline
1434(50)
The Winter's Tale
1484(42)
The Tempest
1526(33)
The Two Noble Kinsmen
1559(49)
THE POEMS
1608
Venus and Adonis
1608(18)
The Rape of Lucrece
1626(26)
The Phoenix and Turtle
1652(2)
A Lover's Complaint
1654(6)
Sonnets
1660(37)
A Funeral Elegy for Master William Peter
1697
Appendix 1 Canon, Dates, and Early Texts A-1(21)
Appendix 2 Sources A-22(37)
Appendix 3 Shakespeare in Performance A-59(11)
The Royal Genealogy of England A-70(2)
Maps
A-72(2)
Bibliography Suggestions for Reading and Research A-74(32)
Textual Notes A-106(24)
Glossary Shakespearean Words and Meanings of Frequent Occurrence A-130
Index I-1

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Shaksper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read Romeo & Juliet in 9th grade English and fell in love with it. Words and phrases became a part of my own language. It remains one of my favorite works of all time. When I subsequently HAD to read Shakespeare, it was with less vigor. However, when I approached them on my own, years after graduating with a literature degree, it was with renewed zest and unalloyed joy. Shakespeare can NOT be overrated, there is so much to discover, revel in, and take with you from every play. Other favorites include Lear, Antony & Cleopatra, and Midsummer Night's Dream.
Vermillion_Duchess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I suggest, to everyone who wants to read Shakespeare, also read books on the Reformation, the history of the kings and queens of England, the four humors, and astrology in Elizabethan times. To have any idea of what is going on in a Shakepeare play or poem, you must know what the rational, sensitive, and vegetative souls are. And also note: Shakespeare was trying to make money! You can't really take Titus Andronicus seriously. Last thing: Read Hamlet as if Hamlet is the bad guy and Claudius is a good king.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shopping for a Complete Works for William Shakespeare is an adventure, not to mention expensive. After the pursuit of numerous Complete Works editions, Bevington's version remains unparalleled. The text is a lot more readable than most complete works (the fonts and ink are not eye straining) and the annotations provided out number most Complete works published. The Bevington Shakespeare is a good supplement to the Oxford, Arden, or Cambridge versions which annotate the plays heavily. The Shakespeare reader does not have to haul 36+ books around. On the other hand, be wary of the alteration of the original folio text. There are slight alterations that are not too noticeable.They work themselves unoticeably in the Elizabethan verse. This can pose trouble for the zealous Shakespeare reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I did much research between all the various editions of Shakespeare's complete works before settling on this one because 1) it had an easy to read typeface, 2) excellent footnotes to get one through the tough parts, 3) detailed intros to each play to help the reader pick up the salient points and 4)the book is just real pretty with lots of color photos of various stage productions and Shakepearean history.