The Complete Works of Shakespeare

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

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A balanced editorial approach, a highly respected editor, and comprehensive glosses, footnotes, and historical and cultural essays make this the most reader-friendly introduction to Shakespeare available today. The sixth edition of this comprehensive anthology addresses the two key issues confronted by readers approaching Shakespeare today: a lack of knowledge about the historical period and difficulty with the language of Shakespeare's plays. A richly illustrated general introduction offers insight into Shakespeare's England and background on the literary and cultural contexts in which Shakespeare wrote and produced plays. Each play is introduced by a descriptive essay designed to help the reader appreciate the cultural contexts and interpretive issues raised by the play -- without dictating their interpretations. Thoroughly revised and updated notes and glosses provide additional support to understanding the language of Shakespeare's time.



Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, 2008
Edition: 6th ed
ISBN: 9780205606283
0205606288
Branch Call Number: REF 822.33 SHA
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings) :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bevington, David M.

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