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The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition

The Complete Works

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

Publication Date - December 2016

ISBN: 9780199591152

3,180 pages
Hardcover
9.7 x 6.7 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $104.99

Description

The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare--an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship.

In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves.

The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries.

The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.

Features

  • 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  • On-page notes explain any obscure words, historical references, and changes in the meaning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

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

    General Editors' Preface
    Introduction
    The Complete Works