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A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

ISBN-10:
1108005950
ISBN-13:
9781108005951
Pub. Date:
07/20/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-10:
1108005950
ISBN-13:
9781108005951
Pub. Date:
07/20/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Cambridge Dover Wilson Shakespeare

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Overview

John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at the back. The edition, which began with The Tempest and ended with The Sonnets, put into practice the techniques and theories that had evolved under the 'New Bibliography'. Remarkably by today's standards, although it took the best part of half a century to produce, the New Shakespeare involved only a small band of editors besides Dover Wilson himself. As the volumes took shape, many of Dover Wilson's textual methods acquired general acceptance and became an established part of later editorial practice, for example in the Arden and New Cambridge Shakespeares.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108005951
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/20/2009
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

Introduction; To the reader; Title-page of the Quarto of 1600; A Midsummer-Night's Dream; The copy for the text of 1600; Notes; A note on the Folio text; The stage-history; Glossary.

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