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Shakespear - The Histories

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A vibrant Shakespeare that brings readers closer than ever before possible to Shakespeare's plays as they were first acted. The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition invites readers to rediscover Shakespearethe working man of the theater, not the universal bard-and to rediscover his plays as scripts to be performed, not works to be immortalized. Combining the fre ...more
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Geoff
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While going through my library when moving, I realized I have all the Shakespeare Everyman's Library editions. They are the most loveliest of books. Treasures. (Just filling in my books here on GR, no need to *like* this non-review...)
James Violand
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: own
What can you say that hasn't been said about the works of one of the most brilliant minds who ever lived? All superlatives elude me. Only the Ancient Greek playwrights are his equals. All others pale in comparison. Unfortunately, so many are turned-off to Shakespeare because of their introduction to him in high school. What a pity. Shakespeare is to be watched! Reading him is a poor substitute. If you can readily understand the English language of his day, he is easy to read, but few are adept a ...more
Meg
Had this back at home from one of my many university Shakespeare classes. In fact, I can't really remember which one it was. But I've been meaning to (re)read the Histories, so it was well-timed that I found it.
William Herbst
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
See my thoughts under comedies for my thoughts on the series.
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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr ...more
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