The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

by William Shakespeare
Editor Ann Thompson, David Scott Kastan

Bloomsbury Academic | September 10, 1998 | Hardcover

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The Complete Arden Shakespeare, published for the first time in 1998, is now available in an updated hardback edition. The Complete Arden Shakespeare contains the texts of all Shakespeareas plays, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden Shakespeare series. The updated edition includes eight newly revised playtexts as published in the Arden Third Series since 1998. A general introduction by the three General Editors of the ongoing Arden Shakespeare series gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatistas life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime. Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeareas Auvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers. A-The sound, reliable, critical edition of Shakespeareas work A-Updated and revised to include all of the editions currently available in the Arden Third Series A-Includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, the Poems and the Sonnets A-General introduction by the Arden General Editors A-Brief contextual introductions to each play A-Glossary with about 400 entries

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 1360 pages, 10.5 × 7.57 × 2.25 in

Published: September 10, 1998

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1904271030

ISBN - 13: 9781904271031

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The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

by William Shakespeare
Editor Ann Thompson, David Scott Kastan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 1360 pages, 10.5 × 7.57 × 2.25 in

Published: September 10, 1998

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1904271030

ISBN - 13: 9781904271031

From the Publisher

The Complete Arden Shakespeare, published for the first time in 1998, is now available in an updated hardback edition. The Complete Arden Shakespeare contains the texts of all Shakespeareas plays, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden Shakespeare series. The updated edition includes eight newly revised playtexts as published in the Arden Third Series since 1998. A general introduction by the three General Editors of the ongoing Arden Shakespeare series gives the reader an overall view of how and why Shakespeare has become such an influential cultural icon, and how perceptions of his work have changed in the intervening four centuries. The introduction summarises the known facts about the dramatistas life, his reading and use of sources, and the nature of theatrical performance during his lifetime. Brief introductions to each play, written specially for this volume by the Arden General Editors, discuss the date and contemporary context of the play, its position within Shakespeareas Auvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers. A-The sound, reliable, critical edition of Shakespeareas work A-Updated and revised to include all of the editions currently available in the Arden Third Series A-Includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, the Poems and the Sonnets A-General introduction by the Arden General Editors A-Brief contextual introductions to each play A-Glossary with about 400 entries

About the Author

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare
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