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Richard III (Folger Shakespeare Library) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 2004
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Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare’s Romances and of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and their editing.
Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King’s University College at Western University. He is a general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare and of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare’s plays.
Top Customer Reviews
And in this very recent release from Norton we find no variation from this reputation. The primary sources in themselves are worthwhile to have between one cover in order to avoid disturbing your academic librarian while clodding across the oak floors.
From the section here on primary sources and analogues we discover of course an extensive excerpt (over thirty large pages) from Saint Thomas More's The History Of King Richard The Third, with the interesting story of how More came to record this gruesome history. From More we receive the deformed figure of Richard as well.
Let us note in passing that the cover of this edition does not bear the usual painting from the past we have come to expect, but a photo of Al Pacino in full regalia from his ...Read more ›
Of course, one should read many of the fine editions of other paperback and hardbound publications of Shakespeare to get to know the plays in depth. But the Folger PB copies are well-priced, and a very good choice for a first reading of any play.
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It's Shakespeare Come on it's a little complex but a good play for those who like Shakespeare and his playsPublished 16 days ago by Veric
None of the above is really applicable to a play about historic events. I enjoy Shakespeare but have not previously read Richard III. I don't think it's close to his best.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
My group of Shakespeare Close Readers is reading Richard III and I think the Folger editions to Shakespeare's plays are wonderful.Published 1 month ago by Claudia Adams
Let not our babbling dreams affright our souls; Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devis'd at first to keep the strong in awe: Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dylan Bray
King Richard III is an amazing tool to see/read expertly written plot, characterization, and change; as well as, a look at how history can be altered to meet the needs of society's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jon Cohn