This new Complete Works marks the completion of the Arden Shakespeare Third Series and includes the complete plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading international scholars. New to this edition are the 'apocryphal' plays, part-written by Shakespeare: Double Falsehood, Sir Thomas More and King Edward III. The anthology is unique in giving all three extant texts of Hamlet from Shakespeare's time: the first and second Quarto texts of 1603 and 1604-5, and the first Folio text of 1623.
With a simple alphabetical arrangement the Complete Works are easy to navigate, and the reader's understanding and enjoyment are enhanced by the general introduction, short individual introductions to each text, a glossary and a bibliography. This handsome volume is ideal for readers keen to explore Shakespeare's work and for anyone building their literary library.
List of Illustrations General Editors' Preface Introduction Shakespeare's Sonnets A Lover's Complaint Venus and Adonis Lucrece The Passionate Pilgrim The Phoenix and the Turtle All's Well that Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Double Falsehood Hamlet: Second Quarto Hamlet: First Quarto Hamlet: First Folio Julius Caesar King Edward III King Henry IV, Part 1 King Henry IV, Part 2 King Henry V King Henry VI, Part 1 King Henry VI, Part 2 King Henry VI, Part 3 King Henry VIII King John King Lear King Richard II King Richard III Love's Labour's Lost Macbeth Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor A Midsummer Night's Dream Much Ado About Nothing Othello Pericles Romeo and Juliet Sir Thomas More The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Two Noble Kinsmen The Winter's Tale Bibliography Indexes Glossary
ANN THOMPSON is Professor of English and Director of the London Shakespeare Centre and King's College London Ann Thompson is Professor of English Literature and Director of the London Shakespeare Centre at King's College London David Scott Kastan is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University, USA. Henry Woudhuysen is Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, UK. Professor Richard Proudfoot served as Senior General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare for 35 years, until his retirement from King's in 1999. In 2001 The Arden Shakespeare published Proudfoot's Shakespeare: Text, Stage and Canon a critical overview of the scholarly achievements made in the field of Shakespeare studies by the end of the twentieth century.
Reviews for Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works
An invaluable possession. Alphabetising the plays makes them much easier to cross reference between texts and the various introductions are a swift reminder of what to look for when encountering the plays, finding a decent middle ground, both scholarly and accessible. * feeling listless *