Synopses & Reviews
Each edition includes:
Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
Scene-by-scene plot summaries
A key to famous lines and phrases
An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
Essay by Natasha Korda
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. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.
Why, then the world s mine oyster.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this popular comedy of love, laughter, and merriment along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including
an original Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor
incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work
commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers
photographs of key RSC productions
an overview of Shakespeare s theatrical career and chronology of his plays
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century."
This farce follows Sir John Falstaff--of the Henry IV plays--as he tries to woo two wealthy married women in this classic comedy. Includes special Introductions to the play by Green, a comprehensive stage history of the play, and much more. Revised reissue.
Falstaff: drunkard, sloth, and...paramour? This farce follows Sir John Falstaff-of the Henry IV plays-as he tries to woo two wealthy married women.