William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

Paperback | May 20, 2005

EditorStanley Wells, Gary Taylor, John Jowett

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The second Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works reconsiders every detail of their text and presentation in the light of modern scholarship. The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established.Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and there is a brief introduction to each work, as well as an illuminating and informative General Introduction. Included here for the first time is the play The Reign of King Edward the Third as well as the full text of Sir Thomas More. This new edition alsofeatures an essay on Shakespeare's language by David Crystal, and a bibliography of foundational works.

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The second Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works reconsiders every detail of their text and presentation in the light of modern scholarship. The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established.Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and ther...

Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series. He is Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham. Gary Taylor (PhD Cambridge) is Professor in the English Department at the University of Alabama. He has published widely on Shakespeare, edi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.89 inPublished:May 20, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionContemporary Allusions to ShakespeareCommendatory Poems and Prefaces (1599-1640)1. The Two Gentlemen of Verona2. The Taming of the Shrew3. The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster (2 Henry VI)4. The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York and the Good King Henry the Sixth (3 Henry VI)5. The First Part of Henry the Sixth6. The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus7. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third8. Venus and Adonis9. The Rape of Lucrece10. The Reign of King Edward the Third11. The Comedy of Errors12. Love's Labour's Lost13. Love's Labour's Won: A Brief Account14. The Tragedy of King Richard the Second15. The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet16. A Midsummer Night's Dream17. The Life and Death of King John18. The Comical History of The Merchant of Venice, or Otherwise Called the Jew of Venice19. The History of Henry the Fourth (1 Henry IV)20. The Merry Wives of Windsor21. The Second Part of Henry the Fourth (2 Henry IV)22. Much Ado About Nothing23. The Life of Henry the Fifth24. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar25. As You Like It26. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark27. Twelfth Night, or What You Will28. Troilus and Cressida29. Sonnets and 'A Lover's Complaint'30. Various Poems31. Sir Thomas More32. Measure for Measure33. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice34. The Life of Timon of Athens35. The History of King Lear: The Quarto Text36. The Tragedy of Macbeth37. The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra38. All's Well That Ends Well39. Pericles, Prince of Tyre: A Reconstructed Text40. The Tragedy of Coriolanus41. The Winter's Tale42. The Tragedy of King Lear: The Folio Text43. Cymbeline, King of Britain44. The Tempest45. Cardenio: A Brief Account46. All Is True (Henry VIII)47. The Two Noble KinsmenSelect Glossary