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THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE (Illustrated and Commented Edition) All of William Shakespeare's Unabridged Plays AND Yale Critical Analysis) THE COMPLETE ... (The Complete Works of Shakespeare Book 1)
 
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THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE (Illustrated and Commented Edition) All of William Shakespeare's Unabridged Plays AND Yale Critical Analysis) THE COMPLETE ... (The Complete Works of Shakespeare Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

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Product Description

EVERY SINGLE PLAY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (INCLUDING ALL THE TRAGEDIES, COMEDIES AND HISTORIES) ESPECIALLY CREATED FOR KINDLE: COMMENTED AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED!

- Over 12 full color (color enabled device required) illustrations and photographs including Shakespeare's birthplace, portraits of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's First Folio, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Scenes from Shakespeare's plays, and Shakespeare's grave.
- Over 300 pages of additional biographical and historical materials
- Over 14 critical essays from leading Shakespeare scholars from Yale University on various aspects of Shakespeare's life and literary legacy
- Fully Kindle enabled with fully interactive table of contents, Kindle MasterLink technology, Kindle Text-to-Speech (Audiobook) enabled, Kindle Lending Technology enabled

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ILLUSTRATIONS

The Complete Tragedies
Titus Andronicus
Romeo and Juliet
The Life and Death of Julius Caesar
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Troilus and Cressida
Othello, the Moor of Venice
King Lear
The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Life of Timon of Athens
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
The Tragedy of Coriolanus

The Complete Histories
The Life and Death of King John
The Life and Death of Richard the Second
The First part of King Henry the Fourth
The second part of King Henry the Fourth
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
The First part of King Henry the Sixth
The Second part of King Henry the Sixth
The Third part of King Henry the Sixth
The Life of King Henry the Eighth
The Life and Death of Richard the Third

The Complete Comedies
All’s Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Love’s Labour ’s Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merchant of Venice
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
The Taming of the Shrew
Twelfth Night or, What You Will
The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Complete Romances
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Cymbeline
The Winter’s Tale
The Tempest

HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY AND CRITICAL ESSAYS ON SHAKESPEARE:

- AN OUTLINE OF SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE
- ENGLISH DRAMA BEFORE SHAKESPEARE
- THE ELIZABETHAN THEATER
- ELIZABETHAN LONDON
- SHAKESPEARE'S NONDRAMATIC WORKS
- THE SEQUENCE OF SHAKESPEARE's PLAYS
- SHAKESPEARE'S DEVELOPMENT AS A DRAMATIST
- THE CHIEF SOURCES OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS
- HOW SHAKESPEARE GOT INTO PRINT
- THE PLAYS OF THE FIRST PERIOD—IMITATION AND EXPERIMENT
- THE PLAYS OF THE SECOND PERIOD—COMEDY AND HISTORY
- THE PLAYS OF THE THIRD PERIOD—TRAGEDY
- THE PLAYS OF THE FOURTH PERIOD—ROMANTIC TRAGI-COMEDY
- FAMOUS MISTAKES AND DELUSIONS ABOUT SHAKESPEARE


EXCERPT

"But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief!"

- Romeo and Juliet


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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5142 KB
  • Print Length: 5366 pages
  • Publisher: The Complete Works Collection (Feb. 17 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OEIELA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  47 reviews
96 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful resource for the price. Missing two essentials. Sept. 4 2011
By B. Marold - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a review of the Kindle edition.

To get the complete works of Shakespeare for such a pittance is certainly a steal, especially given the poor reviews posted for the much more expensive Oxford edition of Shakespeare. But, there are two drawbacks. First, there are virtually no notes. Shakespeare's English was different from ours, and he used words in special ways. Notes explaining these things are not essential, but they keep you from making a mistake if you quote something which you misinterpret due to an archaic word usage. Were it not for the rediculously inexpensive price, I would have dropped my rating down to four stars. The second omission is the line numbering which is common in all good editions of Shakespeare's plays. Of course, for these few coins, you get an active table of contents to the plays, plus an active table of contents for the acts and scenes in each play, plus good commentaries. If all you want is to read the plays, you can't go wrong. The one thing which makes up for all omissions is the ability to search the complete works of Shakespeare for a particular word or phrase. This is so much more powerful than even a good word index. If I took my three books to a desert island, Shakespeare, Plato, and the Bible, they would all have to be searchable, with the Bible searchable in Greek and Hebrew, and Plato searchable in Greek.
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not A Useful Edition Feb. 12 2012
By Murph - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Notes on the text and line numbering would have been helpful. But the biggest problem here is all the typographical errors, sometimes in crucial passages. This edition cannot be used for study purposes, and without the notes it's not that conducive to leisurely reading either.
59 of 66 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the Yale Sept. 11 2011
By MSS - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A number of years ago, Yale had a complete Shakespeare come out that was wonderful. This is not that edition. The problem is this is not annotated and referenced. You want the plays, that is exactly what you are going to get. Nothing more. Buy the cheaper edition if that is what you want, the Yale critical analysis is nice, but it is not going to be a big help to the casual reader who wants something as simple as a definition of an obscure word.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Price, Convenient, severly lacking in most areas Aug. 29 2012
By Aramil - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am currently taking a class on Shakespeare at a local university where it is a requirement for the English education program. As such, I went ahead and purchased the two volume The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition (Second Edition) (Vol. 1: Early Plays and Poems) from the University book store. I did this because I love Norton Anthologies, and so that in the future when I teach Shakespeare I can distribute copies from the Norton as it has great glosses, footnotes, and introductions to each work.

Now, I intentionally bought this edition for the Yale critical analyses. I also knew it would not have footnotes, glosses, line numbers, etc. All of which I was willing to accept for the convenience of being able to have access to the plays during class without the necessity of a large several thousand page Norton collection.
However, contrary to what some other reviewers have stated, the formatting is horridly inconvenient. For example,
" Sampson
Gregory, o' my word, we'll not carry coals.
Gregory
No, for then we should be colliers.
Sampson
I mean, an we be in choler, we'll draw.
Gregory
Ay..."
and so on. Of course, the names are italicized in this kindle edition, but this type of formatting is just simply ridiculous and makes the text more confusing than it might already be. Just simply stick to the standard format "name:text". Why they would always, and I do mean ALWAYS, put the character names on a separate line is completely beyond me.

With that being said, there is something about having a more pure version of the plays that aren't so laden down with textual notes, numbering, and the like. Once you have a good grasp on the material, it can be easier to read through it uninterrupted without all the notes.

Ultimately, however, I always read the plays from my Norton version and use this kindle version exclusively for the convenience of having access to it in class. Aside from people who already own the text in a another form, this version is sub par. The only thing that makes it worth the purchase is the introduction to the book, though what I have read of it is, as of yet, unimpressive.

The moral of this caustic tale?
Useful as a supplement, horrible for reading.
buy a different version.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The scenes in Henry V are out of order. June 9 2013
By B. Gideon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Lots of typos, no line numbers and the scenes in Henry V are out of order. Act III, sc 4 is entered as Act II, sc. 4. Very bad

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