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The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works
The second Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works reconsiders every detail of their text and presentation in the light of modern scholarship. The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established. Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and there is a brief introduction to each ...more
Paperback, Second, 1344 pages
Published April 21st 2005 by Oxford University Press
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In just under a year, I made my way through Shakespeare's entire canon: plays, poems and collaborative efforts. Naturally, it was an impressive compilation, but Shakespeare is one of those authors best remembered, though not necessarily best served, by the "greatest hits" treatment. Viewing Shakespeare, as so many often do, by the best tragedies, comedies, histories and almost none of the collaborations or problem plays, one gets the impression of the immortal, demigodlike Bard of Avon, a divine ...more
Stanley William Wells, CBE, is a Shakespeare scholar and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace TrustMore about Stanley Wells...