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The Oxford Shakespeare : The Two Gentlemen of Verona - William Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Paperback Published: 10th July 2008
ISBN: 9780192831422
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 15+ years old

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Thought to be Shakespeare's earliest surviving play, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy filled with passionate lovers, women disguised as men, sword fights and sudden revelations, and a happy denouement, all underscored by a farcical subplot featuring the character Launce and his dog Crab. Perfect for theater professionals and general readers, this marvelous edition includes an extensive performance history, a commentary illuminating the complexities of Shakespeare's language, and a setting of the song "Who is Silvia?" prepared from an Elizabethan source. The introduction by Roger Warren explores the play as a theatrical counterpart to the sonnets--a dramatization of competing kinds of love--analyzes the lyrical language, and provides further evidence that The Two Gentlemen is indeed Shakespeare's earliest play. Based on the text contained in The Oxford Shakespeare, this edition also includes substantive notes; a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings; and on-page commentary and notes explain language, word-play, and staging. Attractively illustrated and durably constructed for lasting use, this is the finest edition of The Two Gentlemen in print.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Roger Warren's edition of the play in the excellent Oxford series is emphatically performance-orientated throughout. * Ruth Morse, Times Literary Supplement *

ISBN: 9780192831422
ISBN-10: 0192831429
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 15+ years old
For Grades: 10+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 10th July 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.23

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