The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Applause First Folio Editons)

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Applause First Folio Editons)

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Applause First Folio Editons) by Neil Freeman

(Applause Books). If there ever has been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be the Applause Folio Texts. If there has ever been an accessible version of the Folio, it is this edition, set for the first time in modern fonts. The Folio is the source of all other editions. The Folio text forces us to re-examine the assumptions and prejudices which have encumbered over four hundred years of scholarship and performance. Notes refer the reader to subsequent editorial interventions, and offer the reader a multiplicity of interpretations. Notes also advise the reader on variations between Folios and Quartos. The heavy mascara of four centuries of Shakespearean glossing has by now glossed over the original countenance of Shakespeare's work. Never has there been a Folio available in modern reading fonts. While other complete Folio editions continue to trade simply on the facsimile appearance of the Elizabethan "look," none of them is easily and practically utilized in general Shakespeare studies or performances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557834386
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Series: Applause First Folio Editions Series
Edition description: ANNOTATED
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Roger Warren is the editor of the Oxford Shakespeare editions of Cymbeline, Pericles, Henry VI, Part 2 and (with Stanley Wells) Twelfth Night in Oxford World's Classics. He works extensively in the professional theatre, often in collaboration with Peter Hall.

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