The Oxford Shakespeare
General Editor Stanley Wells
The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers.
- a new, modern-spelling text, based on the 1623 First Folio
- detailed introduction considers composition, sources, historical events, performances and changing critical attitudes to the play
- on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, identify historical figures and events, and much else
- appendices include extracts from the chronicle sources and new research on the use of boy actors in Elizabethan performance
- illustrated with production photographs and related art
- full index to introduction and commentary
- durable sewn binding for lasting use
'not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.' Times Literary Supplement
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.