Kenneth M.

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare Updated von David M. Bevington
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5.0 von 5 Sternen My "desert island" book, 16. Juli 2000
My pick for the best of the Collected Works, edging out the Riverside, and much better than the Oxford and Arden. (Although the Arden individual plays are essential.) Bevington's book has everything you'll need: concise, but informative introductions, emendation notes, and most importantly very good glosserial notes. The pages are not tissue-thin and the type is not too small.
Only complaint is the exclusion of The Two Noble Kinsmen. The play may be more Fletcher's than Shakespeare's, but the work is superior to Henry VIII--their other likely collaboration, which I think is also more Fletcher's work, too. That may be a minority opinion, but both plays belong in a Collected… Mehr dazu
Henry IV, part 1 (Shakespeare, Pelican) von Lawrence Bush
Believe it or not, Shakespeare's funniest play will be found in the Histories section of your Complete Works. That's not to say this is a comedy, but the group of characters gathering at the tavern represent the Bard's supreme comic achievement. Falstaff and the future King Henry V will have you laughing out loud. However, in the serious main plot, which picks up from the previous play, Richard II, the Percys are leading a rebellion against the usurping King Henry IV. The rebellion continues into the next play, but the Battle of Shrewbury marks an important point in Henry's reign, and serves as a fitting end to Henry IV Part 1. The play is a complete unity unto itself, but I… Mehr dazu