Now available in three handy paperback volumes are all Shakespeare's Histories, Tragedies, and Comedies, complete with brief introductions, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, and commendatory poems and prefaces about Shakespeare by his peers. The texts, established by the Complete Oxford Shakespeare, which was re-edited afresh from the original editions, offer what the Times Higher Education Supplement hails as "the most ambitious edition of the works ever attempted."
This convenient volume offers all Shakespeare's Histories, as well as a complete collection of his poems and sonnets. Included are: All is True (Henry VIII); 1 Henry IV; 2 Henry IV; 1 Henry VI; 2 Henry VI; 3 Henry VI; The History of Henry the Fourth (1 Henry IV); The Life and Death of King John; The Life of Henry the Fifth; The Life of Timon of Athens; "A Lover's Complaint";Poems, Various; The Rape of Lucrece; Richard II; Richard III; The Second Part of Henry Fourth; Sir Thomas More: Passages Attributed to Shakespeare; Sonnets and "A Lover's Complaint"; Various Poems; and Venus and Adonis.
`there can be little doubt that this edition is closer to the original texts than any previous one...a monument to Shakesperian scholarship.'
Peter Ackroyd, The Times
`the editors of this new edition have done a superb job.' John Bayley, Guardian
`The editors of the new Oxford text must be commended for aiming at a radical and authentic text. In every respect they have turned to, and edited from, the original sources...its claim to break new ground is justified. It most certainly will leave no reader, academic or otherwise, indifferent' Times Higher Education Supplement
`After eight years work by the world's finest Shakespeare scholars, here are the plays as they were acted by Shakespeare's company.' John Carey, Sunday Times
Series: The Oxford Shakespeare : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 21st April 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.58