Synopses & Reviews
Completely re-edited, the New Folger Library editions of Shakespeare's plays put readers in touch with current ways of thinking about Shakespeare. Each freshly edited text is based directly on what the editors consider the best early printed version of the play. Each volume contains full explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play, as well as a helpful introduction to Shakespeare's language. The accounts of William Shakespeare's life, his theater, and the publication of his plays present the latest scholarship, and the annotated reading lists suggest sources of further information. The illustrations of objects, clothing, and mythological figures mentioned in the plays are drawn from the Library's vast holdings of rare books. At the conclusion of each play there is a full essay by an outstanding scholar who assesses the play in light of today's interests and concerns.
One of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking comedies in which highborn Lord Bertram learns humility and the true worth of his wife, is now newly revised with a special Introduction by Sylvan Barnet, along with a special features throughout. Revised reissue.
One of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking comedies in which high-born Lord Bertram learns humility and the true worth of his wife.
Table of Contents
Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well Shakespeare: An Overview
Biographical Sketch / A Note on the Anti-Stratfordians, Especially Baconians and Oxfordians / The Shakespeare Canon / Shakespeare's English / Shakespeare's Theater / A Note on the Use of Boy Actors in Female Roles / Shakespeare's Dramatic