William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

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A compact edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare. It combines impeccable scholarship with beautifully written editorial material and a user-friendly layout of the text. Also included is a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography and index of first lines of Sonnets.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1424 pages
  • 228.6 x 254 x 76.2mm | 2,199.91g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0199267170
  • 9780199267170
  • 83,516

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Oxford has launched- the ballistic image does seem apt- a second single volume version of its revolutionary edition, which first excited and outraged Shakespeareans in 1986. Oxford's Complete Works has a solid, traditional look but explodes into cutting-edge controversy inside. * Independent * Pound for pound the most consistently interesting and provocative edition of Shakespeare ever published. * Andrew Murphy, Around the Globe * beautifully produced * Brian Vickers, Times Literary Supplement * remains the mo,st distinctive, and in many ways the best, one-volume Shakespeare currently available and will not be easily replaced. * Forum for Modern Languages *
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About William Shakespeare

Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series. He is Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Gary Taylor (PhD Cambridge) is Professor in the English Department at the University of Alabama. He has published widely on Shakespeare, editing and the relationship of race and ethnicity to the history of literatures in English.

John Jowett is Associate General Editor of the Oxford Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, Co-Editor of the Oxford Complete Works of William Shakespeare and co-author of Shakespeare Reshaped 1606-23 (Clarendon Press). He has recently completed an edition of Richard III. His research interests include bibliography, editing and textual criticism, Renaissance theatre culture and print culture and Shakespeare's contemporary dramatists, especially Middleton.

William Montgomery - biography unavailable
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Table of contents

Introduction ; Contemporary Allusions to Shakespeare ; Commendatory Poems and Prefaces (1599-1640) ; 1. The Two Gentlemen of Verona ; 2. The Taming of the Shrew ; 3. The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster (2 Henry VI) ; 4. The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York and the Good King Henry the Sixth (3 Henry VI) ; 5. The First Part of Henry the Sixth ; 6. The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus ; 7. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third ; 8. Venus and Adonis ; 9. The Rape of Lucrece ; 10. The Reign of King Edward the Third ; 11. The Comedy of Errors ; 12. Love's Labour's Lost ; 13. Love's Labour's Won: A Brief Account ; 14. The Tragedy of King Richard the Second ; 15. The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet ; 16. A Midsummer Night's Dream ; 17. The Life and Death of King John ; 18. The Comical History of The Merchant of Venice, or Otherwise Called the Jew of Venice ; 19. The History of Henry the Fourth (1 Henry IV) ; 20. The Merry Wives of Windsor ; 21. The Second Part of Henry the Fourth (2 Henry IV) ; 22. Much Ado About Nothing ; 23. The Life of Henry the Fifth ; 24. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar ; 25. As You Like It ; 26. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark ; 27. Twelfth Night, or What You Will ; 28. Troilus and Cressida ; 29. Sonnets and 'A Lover's Complaint' ; 30. Various Poems ; 31. Sir Thomas More ; 32. Measure for Measure ; 33. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice ; 34. The Life of Timon of Athens ; 35. The History of King Lear: The Quarto Text ; 36. The Tragedy of Macbeth ; 37. The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra ; 38. All's Well That Ends Well ; 39. Pericles, Prince of Tyre: A Reconstructed Text ; 40. The Tragedy of Coriolanus ; 41. The Winter's Tale ; 42. The Tragedy of King Lear: The Folio Text ; 43. Cymbeline, King of Britain ; 44. The Tempest ; 45. Cardenio: A Brief Account ; 46. All Is True (Henry VIII) ; 47. The Two Noble Kinsmen ; Select Glossary
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remains the mo,st distinctive, and in many ways the best, one-volume Shakespeare currently available and will not be easily replaced. Forum for Modern Languages
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