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A vibrant Shakespeare that brings readers closer than ever before possible to Shakespeare's plays as they were first acted. The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition invites readers to rediscover Shakespearethe working man of the theater, not the universal bard-and to rediscover his plays as scripts to be performed, not works to be immortalized. Combining the freA vibrant Shakespeare that brings readers closer than ever before possible to Shakespeare's plays as they were first acted. The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition invites readers to rediscover Shakespeare—the working man of the theater, not the universal bard-and to rediscover his plays as scripts to be performed, not works to be immortalized. Combining the freshly edited texts of the Oxford Edition with lively introductions by Stephen Greenblatt and his co-editors, glossaries and annotations, and an elegant single-column page (that of the Norton Anthologies), this edition of Shakespeare invites contemporary readers to see and read Shakespeare afresh. Greenblatt's full introduction creates a window into Shakespeare world-the culture, demographics, commerce, politics, and religion of early-modern England—Shakespeare's family background and professional life, the Elizabethan industries of theater and printing, and the subsequent centuries of Shakespeare textual editing....

Title : The History Plays
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ISBN : 9780805012811
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 448 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The History Plays Reviews

  • Geoff
    2019-05-06 08:12

    While going through my library when moving, I realized I have all the Shakespeare Everyman's Library editions. They are the most loveliest of books. Treasures. (Just filling in my books here on GR, no need to *like* this non-review...)

  • James Violand
    2019-05-07 08:13

    What can you say that hasn't been said about the works of one of the most brilliant minds who ever lived? All superlatives elude me. Only the Ancient Greek playwrights are his equals. All others pale in comparison. Unfortunately, so many are turned-off to Shakespeare because of their introduction to him in high school. What a pity. Shakespeare is to be watched! Reading him is a poor substitute. If you can readily understand the English language of his day, he is easy to read, but few are adept at this.

  • Meg
    2019-05-17 11:23

    Had this back at home from one of my many university Shakespeare classes. In fact, I can't really remember which one it was. But I've been meaning to (re)read the Histories, so it was well-timed that I found it.

  • William Herbst
    2019-05-05 15:30

    See my thoughts under comedies for my thoughts on the series.

  • Nibelheim
    2019-05-22 12:16

    Lu : Richard II ***** Henri IV ****