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5.0 out of 5 starsBought for my 10th grade daughterAug. 6 2013
By Michelle D. Seeley - Published on Amazon.com
Bought this for my daughter who attends a private school. She is in the 10th grade and It was a required book.
1.0 out of 5 starsWrong productApril 10 2012
By Sarah Moore Pellerin - Published on Amazon.com
While I have no real problem with the edition I was sent, it was not what I ordered. I thought I ordered the pictured edition, used, but when I received it, found the Cambridge Edition--a fine edition, but not what I needed for my particular purposes. Oh, well. The notes will come in handy sometime, I'm sure.
1.0 out of 5 starsKindle version very difficult to readJune 22 2011
By Thomas C. Hicks - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I agree with the previous reviewer - The Cambridge School Shakespeare series is outstanding. As a homeschooling parent I have been able to teach Shakespeare using the extensive notes, illustrations, vocabulary and other tools in the Cambridge Shakespeare texts.
The structure of the paper version of these books is very conducive to reading the play and studying it. Unfortunately the structure of the electronic version is very difficult to read. The notes are mixed in with the text randomly, not put in linked footnotes or end notes as one may expect. Thus as you read your Kindle version expect to be forced to either jump pages frequently or simply move back and forth from the Bard's text to the editors explanatory notes. It makes following the flow of the text extremely difficult!
If you are interested in the electronic version of this text you really should check a sample first (wish I had!) to be sure you can follow this confusing chaos of literature.
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5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent for teachersFeb. 10 2010
By aileen oconnell - Published on Amazon.com
Worlds better than Folger's - I recommend the Cambridge series to more academically inclined teachers. It's peppered with background information, philosophical questions and discussion ideas. Do yourself a favor and buy a Cambridge the next time you're teaching Shakespeare.