The Riverside Shakespeare by G. Blakemore Evans


After more than a generation and despite its many imitators, The Riverside Shakespeare remains the Shakespeare of choice for scholars and general readers alike. Recently revised to reflect the last quarter century of literary scholarship, it is now available in a deluxe edition – two volumes, bound in full cloth, in a handsome, four-color slipcase. The new, revised version of The Riverside Shakespeare retains all the features that made the first edition so popular – the invaluable notes, the wide-ranging introduction, and the brilliant critical prefaces to the individual works. Additions include the history play Edward III and the poem “A Funeral Elegy,” both recently claimed for Shakespeare by computer-aided textual analysis. The original appendices have been updated and expanded and are joined by two new essays, “Twentieth-Century Shakespeare Criticism” and “Shakespeare’s Plays in Performance: From 1970,” the latter accompanied by eight pages of full-color photographs.


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