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The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Sixth Edition
Why do we need a new edition of Shakespeare’s plays? Listen to what David Bevington has to say in his preface to this sixth edition:
“No period in history has seen such an extensive study of Shakespeare, and no period has experienced so many revolutions in critical method: feminist, new historical, deconstructive, post-colonial, and more. My attempt has been [constantly] to reeducate myself, to learn more about the complexities of meaning and the innumerable alternative possibilities that present themselves to the student of Shakespeare. Above all, I have tried to learn how to improve accessibility and clarity for today’s reader in the interpretation of this extraordinary body of dramatic literature.
My hope is that the sixth edition offers students and general readers the most accessible and usable Shakespeare anthology on the market.”
Surely one of today’s premier Shakespeare scholars, David Bevington is also an extraordinary teacher whose concern is always how to make these remarkable plays compelling for every reader. Bevington’s work addresses the primary problems most of us have with reading Shakespeare–an unfamiliarity both with the historical period and with the challenging language–by providing a comprehensive General Introduction that offers wide-ranging historical, cultural, and critical context for our reading, as well as clear, accessible, line-by-line glosses for the sometimes bewildering Elizabethan language and idioms. At a time when many of us come to Shakespeare by way of film, Bevington brings us back to the wonder of the words.
Also available: VangoNotes: How to Study Shakespeare offers a new way to hear and experience Shakespeare’s language through downloadable podcasts.
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English major can't live without this FABULOUS anthology. Get it. You won't regret it!Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great collection. Almost finished with my challenge-to-self (read it all!). Same problem, though, as many Kindle-ized books: numerous glitches in the text.Published 5 days ago by Brian W
Can highly recommend it for anybody looking for Shakespeare's full works. Its a big book but because it's paperback its not as heavy as expected.Published 14 days ago by mads3837
The Kindle version is *NOT* the complete set of Shakespeare's works. I need to access "Henry V" for my Shakespeare class and this download did not contain this play. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Spencer
I write "full of surprises" and said I didn't like it because I thought I was buying The Complete Works of Shakespeare (4th edition) by David Bevington. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LMFChicago
I had expected a book titled "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" to include...the complete works of William Shakespeare. It had a biography and two of his works. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. K. Pearson
Bought 3 different books in this series as recommended. Received two extra exact same books of one of the three---- The Complete Works. Need to cost to send them back. Thanks!Published 1 month ago by Johan