The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare—an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship.In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves.The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries.The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.
OUP Oxford; October 2016
- ISBN: 9780192517586
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: The New Oxford Shakespeare: Modern Critical Edition
Series: New Oxford Shakespeare
- Author: William Shakespeare; Gary Taylor (ed.); John Jowett (ed.); Terri Bourus (ed.); Gabriel Egan (ed.)
Imprint: OUP Oxford
In The Press
Any good critical introduction to a Shakespeare play will go through the critical history and the reception history. However the way it will do it is in a very long essay form. The idea of the New Oxford Shakespeare introductions is that you get all this criticism really rapid-fire 400 years of criticism right there in front of you, without having to read 100 pages that map it out for you.
About The Author
Gary Taylor is Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University.John Jowett is Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Deputy Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.Terri Bourus is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama at Indiana University, Indianapolis.Gabriel Egan is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at De Montfort University.