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Collins Complete Works Of Shakespeare

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Collins Complete Works Of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
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This is an excellent collection for any Shakespeare lover, but particularly good for those studying at secondary or tertiary level. The introduction by Peter Ackroyd is insightful, and the individual writings on each of the works are a helpful guide when reading.

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare contains the recognized canon of the bard's plays, and his sonnets and poems. The texts were edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, making it one of the most authoritative editions, recognized the world over for its clarity and scholarship. Described in the Guardian on its first publication in 1951 as `a symbol in the history of our national culture', the Collins edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, has long been established as one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeare's works, and was chosen by the BBC as the basis for its televised cycle of the plays.The book starts with two specially written articles - a biography of Shakespeare by Germaine Greer and a wide-ranging introduction to Shakespeare theatre by the late Anthony Burgess. Each play is also introduced by academics from Glasgow University, where Professor Alexander undertook his editing.New to this edition is an internet resources section, providing details of the most useful Shakespeare websites. In addition, the invaluable glossary of over 2,500 entries explaining the meaning of obsolete words and phrases (complete with line references) has been expanded and redesigned to make it much easier to use.

Author Biography

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest playwright the world has seen. He produced an astonishing amount of work; 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and 5 poems. He died on 23rd April 1616, aged 52, and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2006
Contributors
Contributions by Anthony Burgess Contributions by Germaine Greer Edited by Peter Alexander Introduction by Peter Ackroyd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New Alexander Text ed
Imprint
Collins
Pages
1488
Dimensions
151x208x52
ISBN-13
9780007208319
Product ID
1658656

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