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The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition / Edition 1

The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition / Edition 1

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This vibrant, complete Shakespeare brings readers closer than ever before to Shakespeare's plays as they were first acted. Based on the freshly edited texts of the Oxford Edition, the most far-reaching and innovative revision of the traditional canon in centuries, The Norton Shakespeare invites readers to rediscover Shakespeare. Opening the volume is Stephen Greenblatt's General Introduction, a richly textured portrait of Shakespeare's work and world. The introduction, marginal glosses, and annotation that accompany each text greatly aid understanding of the plays and poems, and an elegant, single-column page makes reading them a pleasure.

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ISBN-13: 9780393970876
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 3440
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.44(h) x 2.62(d)

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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As an educator who has used several editions of the complete plays for teaching, I recommend this edition both for its well-edited versions of the plays and for its up-to-date, informative introductions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best textbook I have ever used. It is very informative on the plays as well as on the culture and times of Shakespeare's world. As a theatre major, I definitely recommend this to anybody with even a nominal interest in the Elizebethan, Jacobean, and Carolignian theatre.