The list author says: "Hi everyone -- These are the books we will be reading, plus one film. I strongly recommend you buy them through Amazon. Not only can you be sure to obtain them at a good price (Amazon's prices are usually significantly less than any local bookstore) but you can be sure you are purchasing the required editions. Note that some of these books are required; others are only recommended. See you in January."
"Required. You must own this edition because different editions of the play contain different versions of the text, for reasons we will discuss. Also, the notes in this version are unusually helpful, and most people prefer their placement at the bottom of the page to when they are on the facing page (as in some other editions)."
"Recommended. I know everyone already owns a dictionary, and most of you just use one built into your computer or online. But not all dictionaries are created equal, and the Little Oxford is a bargain at under $10. It's easily portable, hardcover (and thus durable), and contains 90,000 words. Plus, it's derived from the Oxford English Dictionary, the greatest dictionary the world has ever known."
"Recommended. If you don't already own a writer's handbook, this is an excellent and relatively inexpensive one. However, as I note on the syllabus, any recently published handbook is acceptable. If you already have one you like using, feel free to continue to use it."