Synopses & Reviews
'Instructors and students worldwide welcomed the fresh scholarship, lively and accessible introductions, helpful marginal glosses and notes, readable single-column format, all designed in support of the goal of the Oxford text: to bring the modern reader closer than before possible to Shakespeare\'s plays as they were first acted. Now, under Stephen Greenblatt\'s direction, the editors have considered afresh each introduction and all of the apparatus to make the Second Edition an even better teaching tool.
Comprising the complete works of William Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition, this book has been edited and annotated to provide a single-column text. Each play has an introduction aimed at encouraging a fresh approach to the work. An accompanying CD-ROM is also available.
'Upon publication in 1997, The Norton Shakespeare
set a new standard for teaching editions of Shakespeare\'s complete works.\n
About the Author
'Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Eighth Edition, he is the author of nine books, including Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Practicing New Historicism; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World, andLearning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture.He has edited six collections of criticism, is the co-author (with Charles Mee) of a play, Cardenio, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. He honors include the MLA\'s James Russell Lowell Prize, for Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England, the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.Walter Cohen(Ph.D. Berkeley) is Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, where he formerly was Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost of the university. He is the author of Drama of a Nation: Public Theater in Renaissance England and Spain, as well as numerous journal articles.
Jean E. Howard(Ph.D., Yale) is the George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. Author of Shakespeare\'s Art of Orchestration, The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England, Engendering a Nation(with Phyllis Rackin), and Theater of a City: The Places of London Comedy, she has edited six collections of essays, including the four-volume Blackwell\'s Companion to Shakespeare\'s Works. General Editor of the Bedford contextual editions of Shakespeare, Howard is Past President of the Shakespeare Association of America. She has received numerous fellowships and awards including Guggenheim, ACLS, NEH, Folger, Huntington, and Newberry Library Fellowships. At Syracuse University she received the Wasserstrom Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and at Columbia University the University Graduate Mentoring Award.Katharine Eisaman Maus(Ph.D. Johns Hopkins) is James Branch Cabell Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She received the Roland Bainton Book Prize for Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance. She is also the author of Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mind; editor of a volume of Renaissance revenge tragedies; and coeditor of English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology, The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and a collection of criticism on seventeenth-century English poetry. She is a recipient of Guggenheim, NEH, ACLS, and Leverhulme fellowships.'