The Complete Works of Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Complete Works of Shakespeare / 0-673-99996-3
Every play, every sonnet, every scribble is here - and much more. This volume includes useful background on the theater, politics, morality, and social mores of the day. The level of detail here is absolutely stunning; the footnotes are numerous and incredibly helpful, especially to 'translate' obscure sayings or particularly unusual English usage. Each play is prefaced with an introduction containing the complete 'cliffs notes' of the play, providing useful insight into character motivation and development. I highly recommend this volume, both for Shakespeare enthusiasts and for students just wishing for enough information that they can passably demonstrate familiarity with the Bard.
~ Ana Mardoll
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