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andlt;Bandgt;Each edition includes:andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Scene-by-scene plot summaries andlt;BRandgt; and#149; A key to famous lines and phrases andlt;BRandgt; and#149; An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language andlt;BRandgt; and#149; An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play andlt;BRandgt; and#149; Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books andlt;BRandgt; Essay by Catherine Belsey andlt;BRandgt; The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.
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The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger Shakespeare Library offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, Chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and on the editing of the plays.
Paul Werstine is Professor of English at King's College and the Graduate School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays and was Associate Editor of the annual Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England from 1980 to 1989.
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