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Introduction Contemporary Allusions to Shakespeare Commendatory Poems and Prefaces (1599-1640) 1: The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2: The Taming of the Shrew 3: The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster (2 Henry VI) 4: The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York and the Good King Henry the Sixth (3 Henry VI) 5: The First Part of Henry the Sixth 6: The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus 7: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third 8: Venus and Adonis 9: The Rape of Lucrece 10: The Reign of King Edward the Third 11: The Comedy of Errors 12: Love's Labour's Lost 13: Love's Labour's Won: A Brief Account 14: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second 15: The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 16: A Midsummer Night's Dream 17: The Life and Death of King John 18: The Comical History of The Merchant of Venice, or Otherwise Called the Jew of Venice 19: The History of Henry the Fourth (1 Henry IV) 20: The Merry Wives of Windsor 21: The Second Part of Henry the Fourth (2 Henry IV) 22: Much Ado About Nothing 23: The Life of Henry the Fifth 24: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar 25: As You Like It 26: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 27: Twelfth Night, or What You Will 28: Troilus and Cressida 29: Sonnets and 'A Lover's Complaint' 30: Various Poems 31: Sir Thomas More 32: Measure for Measure 33: The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice 34: The Life of Timon of Athens 35: The History of King Lear: The Quarto Text 36: The Tragedy of Macbeth 37: The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra 38: All's Well That Ends Well 39: Pericles, Prince of Tyre: A Reconstructed Text 40: The Tragedy of Coriolanus 41: The Winter's Tale 42: The Tragedy of King Lear: The Folio Text 43: Cymbeline, King of Britain 44: The Tempest 45: Cardenio: A Brief Account 46: All Is True (Henry VIII) 47: The Two Noble Kinsmen Select Glossary

About the Author

Stanley Wells is Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and General Editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series. He is Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham. Gary Taylor (PhD Cambridge) is Professor in the English Department at the University of Alabama. He has published widely on Shakespeare, editing and the relationship of race and ethnicity to the history of literatures in English. John Jowett is Associate General Editor of the Oxford Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, Co-Editor of the Oxford Complete Works of William Shakespeare and co-author of Shakespeare Reshaped 1606-23 (Clarendon Press). He has recently completed an edition of Richard III. His research interests include bibliography, editing and textual criticism, Renaissance theatre culture and print culture and Shakespeare's contemporary dramatists, especially Middleton. William Montgomery - biography unavailable


This second edition updates the 1986 release. According to the publisher, this volume, which contains all the bard's plays, poems, and sonnets, "is the most exhaustive examination ever undertaken of the nature and authority of Shakespeare's works" by English and American scholars. The Pelican Shakespeare people may beg to differ, but let them duke it out. Along with the texts it includes stage directions, introductions, and a trove of other scholarly goodies. A beauty. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

remains the mo,st distinctive, and in many ways the best, one-volume Shakespeare currently available and will not be easily replaced. Forum for Modern Languages

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