Summary: The Complete Arden Shakespeare, published for the first time in hardback in 1998, is now available in three editions, a leatherbound collector's edition and revised hardback and paperback editions.
The Complete Arden Shakespeare contains the texts of all Shakespeare's plays, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden Shakespeare series. The revised paperback and hardback editions include eight newly revised playtexts as published in the ...show moreArden Third Series since 1998.
A general introduction by the three General Editors of the ongoing Arden Shakespeare third 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 dramatist's 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 Shakespeare's oeuvre, and its subsequent performance history. An extensive glossary explains vocabulary which may be unfamiliar to modern readers.
'The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works offers the sound reliable classic edition of Shakespeare's work in one handsome volume, available in both hardback and paperback.
The leatherbound collector's edition offers the Complete Works in an exquisitely presented volume bound in genuine maroon calfskin, with head and tail bands, marbled endpapers and a ribbon marker. ...show less