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    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Collins) (Paperback) By (author) William Shakespeare, Contributions by Dr. Germaine Greer, Contributions by Anthony Burgess, Introduction by Peter Ackroyd, Edited by Peter Alexander

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    DescriptionThe Complete Works of Shakespeare contains the recognized canon of the bard's plays, and his sonnets and poems. The texts were edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, making it one of the most authoritative editions, recognized the world over for its clarity and scholarship. Described in the Guardian on its first publication in 1951 as 'a symbol in the history of our national culture', the Collins edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, has long been established as one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeare's works, and was chosen by the BBC as the basis for its televised cycle of the plays. The book starts with two specially written articles - a biography of Shakespeare by Germaine Greer and a wide-ranging introduction to Shakespeare theatre by the late Anthony Burgess. Each play is also introduced by academics from Glasgow University, where Professor Alexander undertook his editing. New to this edition is an internet resources section, providing details of the most useful Shakespeare websites. In addition, the invaluable glossary of over 2,500 entries explaining the meaning of obsolete words and phrases (complete with line references) has been expanded and redesigned to make it much easier to use.


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    Title
    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    Subtitle
    The Alexander Text
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Contributions by Dr. Germaine Greer, Contributions by Anthony Burgess, Introduction by Peter Ackroyd, Edited by Peter Alexander
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1488
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 54 mm
    Weight: 1,139 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007208319
    ISBN 10: 0007208316
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DDS
    DC22: 822.33
    Libri: ENGL3090, ENGM1060
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 822.3/3
    LC classification: PR2754 .A4 2006
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Approval Code: C25107270
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 89
    BISAC V2.8: DRA010000
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DDA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New Alexander Text ed
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest playwright the world has seen. He produced an astonishing amount of work; 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and 5 poems. He died on 23rd April 1616, aged 52, and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.
    Review quote
    'A symbol in the history of our national culture' Guardian 'The most esteemed and influential British edition of the 20th century' Gary Taylor, General Editor, Oxford Complete Shakespeare 'I am most impressed with the layout and content of this book, especially the informative commentaries on each of the plays. It is also useful to have a reference section at the rear of the book' Michael Guest on amazon.co.uk