The Complete Plays (Folio Society Edition)

by William Shakespeare

Other authorsWilliam Shakespeare (Author), David Scott Kastan (Editor.), Ann Thompson (Editor.), H. R. Woudhuysen (Editor.), Judi Dench (Writer Of Supplementary Textual Content.), Neil Packer (Illustrator.), Gregory Doran (Writer Of Supplementary Textual Content.), G. R. Proudfoot (Editor.)
Hardcover, 2023



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London : The Folio Society, 2023.


Hailed in The Washington Post Book World as "a definitive synthesis of the best editions of recent decades," the massive one-volume Oxford Shakespeare was based on eight years of full-time research by a team of distinguished British and American scholars. The result of the most fundamental rethinking of the text and presentation of Shakespeare's works ever undertaken, it offered many remarkable innovations features, including a new chronological order, revised stage directions, modern spelling and punctuation, and two full versions of King Lear--as originally written and as revised later for performance. The Complete Oxford Shakespeare divides this excellent book into three handy volumes. It contains all the innovative features of the original, including a lucid General Introduction by Stanley Wells, and brief introductions to each work. It has been organized into Histories (including the poems and sonnets), Comedies, and Tragedies, with the plays grouped in chronological order in each volume. Attractively bound, with gold stamping on front and spine, and beautifully designed, these handsome volumes will undoubtably become a treasure for lovers of Shakespeare throughout the English-speaking world.… (more)

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LibraryThing member caerulius
It's SHAKESPEARE. If you love the Bard, you love him. If you don't, well, then you wouldn't care anyway.
This is a lovely antique box-set, still with the box. Two volumes each of Comedies and Tragedies (the Romances have been lumped in with the COmedies, and the Histories with the Tragedies). Alas,
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none of the poetry is included in this set, but it is lovely and in fine condition, also featuring some lovely engravings.
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LibraryThing member fastred
Absolutely incredible three volume limited edition from the Folio Society. Only 1000 copies produced. Hand-bound in bespoke woven silk and printed in red and black throughout on Munken Pure paper. 40 illustrations in total by Neil Packer. Gilded on all 3 edges in gunmetal. Cloth-covered
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presentation linked with printed Woodstock Betulla paper.
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Physical description

30 cm

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Number 900 / 1000
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