moiraethefatesbookreview, December 4, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
This version is the best I have found. It really breaks down the original script on the page next to it so it can make it easier for modern readers to understand some of the lines.
Even seasoned Shakespeare reads can appreciate this version and find something new in the play they may have missed before.
If you have a report on this play or you just want to read it, I highly recommend this version.
qtvballgurl05, May 31, 2007 (view all comments by qtvballgurl05)
The synopsis is excellent and really helps the reader relate to the difficult grammar and use of old english wording. I loved this book and would definatley recommend it to my friends.
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• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
• Scene-by-scene plot summaries
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