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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback)
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback)
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback)
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback)
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback)
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Paperback)

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Published: 03/04/2006
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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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007208319
Number of pages: 1488
Weight: 1220 g
Dimensions: 204 x 131 x 57 mm
Edition: New Alexander Text edition


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'A symbol in the history of our national culture'
Guardian

'The most esteemed and influential British edition of the 20th century'
Gary Taylor, General Editor, Oxford Complete Shakespeare

'I am most impressed with the layout and content of this book, especially the informative commentaries on each of the plays. It is also useful to have a reference section at the rear of the book'
Michael Guest on amazon.co.uk

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“a lot of book”

A book for a lifetime! I don't need to say anything about Shakespeare as I consider that known. The book is complete, a good layout and it has a lot to read.
The only disadvantage can be the weight as it is... More

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“contemporary science”

Very enjoyable. The nice thing is that Verne tried to write as realistic as possible, the fantasy is not evident.
There are many numbers, calculations and facts to support his story, it gives a good picture of the... More

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