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The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition

The Complete Works

William Shakespeare
General Editors: Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan

August 2017

ISBN: 9780198749721

3,392 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £35.00

A completely new modern-spelling edition of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, edited afresh from the original texts. With extensive introductions and on-page notes, it gives students and theatre-lovers the very best resources to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's works.

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A completely new modern-spelling edition of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, edited afresh from the original texts. With extensive introductions and on-page notes, it gives students and theatre-lovers the very best resources to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's works.

  • The clearest, most up-to-date text, edited afresh from the original play-texts and poems
  • Presented in modern spelling and punctuation
  • Introductions to each work develop understanding and stimulate discovery
  • On-page notes explain any obscure words, historical references, and changes in the meaning
  • Performance notes underline the fact that these are works written to be staged and performed
  • The poems and plays are treated as equally important, showing the formative relationship between the two
  • More than one hundred illustrations
  • Early musical scores for twenty songs
  • Buying the print edition new gives free (time-limited) access to the complete New Oxford Shakespeare Online.

About the Author(s)

William Shakespeare

General Editors: Gary Taylor, Distinguished Research Professor, Florida State University, John Jowett, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Deputy Director, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Terri Bourus, Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama, Indiana University, Indianapolis, and Gabriel Egan, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, De Montfort University

Gary Taylor is Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University.

John Jowett is Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Deputy Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

Terri Bourus is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama at Indiana University, Indianapolis.

Gabriel Egan is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at De Montfort University.

Table of Contents

    Why Read Shakespeare's Complete Works?, Gary Taylor and Terri Bourus
    Why Read This Complete Works?, Gary Taylor and Terri Bourus
    The Complete Works
    The Two Gentlemen of Verona
    The Tragedy of M. Arden of Faversham; or, The Tragedy of M. Arden of Fevershame, Anonymous and Shakespeare
    The Most Lamentable Roman Tragedy of Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare and Peele, with an added scene (by Thomas Middleton?)
    The Second Part of Henry the Sixth; or, The First Part of the Contention, Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Anonymous; revised by Shakespeare
    The Third Part of Henry the Sixth; or, The Tragedy of Richard Duke of York, Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Anonymous; revised by Shakespeare
    The Taming of the Shrew
    The Reign of King Edward the Third, Anonymous and Shakespeare
    The Tragedy of Richard the Third
    Venus and Adonis
    Lucrece
    The Comedy of Errors
    A Pleasant Conceited Comedy Called Love's Labour's Lost
    Love's Labour's Won: A Lost Play
    The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
    The First Part of King Henry the Sixth; or, Harry the Sixth, Marlowe, Nashe, and Anonymous, adapted by Shakespeare
    The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    The Life and Death of King John
    The Comical History of the Merchant of Venice; or, The Jew of Venice
    The History of Henry the Fourth
    The Second Part of Henry the Fourth
    Much Ado About Nothing
    'To the Queen'
    The Passionate Pilgrim, Shakespeare, Barnfield, Griffin, Deloney, Marlowe, Raleigh, and Anonymous
    The Life of Henry the Fifth
    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
    The 1602 Additions to The Spanish Tragedy, Shakespeare (?) and Heywood (?)
    As You Like It
    The Merry Wives of Windsor
    Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
    Poems attributed to Shakespeare in seventeenth-century miscellanies
    Troilus and Cressida
    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
    The Tragedy of Sejanus: A Lost Version, Jonson and Anonymous (Shakespeare?)
    Sir Thomas More: Additions by Shakespeare
    The Tragedy of Othello; or, The Moor of Venice
    Measure for Measure, Shakespeare, adapted by Middleton
    All's Well that Ends Well, Shakespeare, adapted by Middleton (?)
    King Lear and his Three Daughters
    The Life of Timon of Athens, Shakespeare and Middleton
    The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare, adapted by Middleton
    Antony and Cleopatra
    Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Shakespeare and Wilkins
    The Tragedy of Coriolanus
    Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint
    The Winter's Tale
    Cymbeline, King of Britain
    The Tempest
    Fragments of The History of Cardenio, Fletcher and Shakespeare
    All Is True; or, The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth, Fletcher and Shakespeare
    The Two Noble Kinsmen, Fletcher and Shakespeare

Reviews

"The Modern Critical Edition is a unique text for students of Shakespeare as it presents, with great clarity, everything they need to develop a deep understanding of Shakespeares works, as well as his contribution to modern culture." - Charlotte Scott, Pedagogy Consultant

"Any good critical introduction to a Shakespeare play will go through the critical history and the reception history. However the way it will do it is in a very long essay form. The idea of the New Oxford Shakespeare introductions is that you get all this criticism really rapid-fire 400 years of criticism right there in front of you, without having to read 100 pages that map it out for you." - Anna Pruitt, Indiana University — Purdue University Indianapolis