The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|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.
Date of Death:2018
Place of Birth:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Place of Death:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.