Synopses & Reviews
[series copy] This exclusive collection of the Bard's works has been designed specifically for readers new to Shakespeare's rich literary legacy. Each of the plays is presented unabridged and in large print, copiously annotated and preceded by a character summary and commentary. Brief scene synopses clarify confusing plots, while incisive essays describe the historical context and Shakespeare's sources. The explanatory notes are written clearly and simply, illustrated, and positioned right next to the text--no more flipping pages back and forth to squint over microscopic footnotes! Topics for further discussion, critical comments, related essays, and a chronology of Shakespeare's life and work are included among the appendices to each volume. The books boast fine black and white photographs of stagings of the plays at Shakespeare Festivals around the globe. From the wide margins and big print to the extensive explanatory notes--the full text of each play is presented in the clearest and most accessible format available.
This edition of Shakespeare's Henry V,
features detailed explanations of multiple passaages, words, and scences making the play accesible and easier to understand. Including a host of photographs from stage productions of the play, this complete and unabridged text allows students to master Shakespeare's work.
About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.
About the Author
About the Editor:
Roma Gill's interest in Shakespeare spans over 30 years, with a career as a teacher, lecturer, writer, and editor. In 1994 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her services to English Literature.