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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Collins)

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    William Shakespeare(Author) Prof. Peter Alexander(Editor) Germaine Greer(Contributor) Anthony Burgess(Contributor) Peter Ackroyd(Introduction)&2more

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare contains the recognized canon of the bard’s plays, and his sonnets and poems. The texts were edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, making it one of the most authoritative editions, recognized the world over for its clarity and scholarship.

Described in the Guardian on its first publication in 1951 as ‘a symbol in the history of our national culture’, the Collins edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, has long been established as one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeare’s works, and was chosen by the BBC as the basis for its televised cycle of the plays.

The book starts with two specially written articles – a biography of Shakespeare by Germaine Greer and a wide-ranging introduction to Shakespeare theatre by the late Anthony Burgess. Each play is also introduced by academics from Glasgow University, where Professor Alexander undertook his editing.

New to this edition is an internet resources section, providing details of the most useful Shakespeare websites. In addition, the invaluable glossary of over 2,500 entries explaining the meaning of obsolete words and phrases (complete with line references) has been expanded and redesigned to make it much easier to use.

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  • By STEVE S. on 27 July 2017

    Got this for my daughter as this was required reading for 1st year English at Uni. One of 12 suggested books to read by the the Uni.

  • By Philip on 28 May 2017

    I have only read All's Well That Ends Well and most of Anthony and Cleopatra.A few typos spotted but that hasn't reduced the enjoyment.

  • By Lynn T on 3 June 2017

    Brilliant read and now you can answer all those pesky pub quiz questions :-D

  • By Lucia Birch on 13 September 2017

    Really disappointed. .The editing of this book is really titles ..plays just begin and end randomly with no way of knowing when or where ..its not worth the 49p that I paid for it !Unreadable 😕

  • By Athula on 3 September 2017

    Do I have to write anything?

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