- Tapa blanda: 1488 páginas
- Editor: Collins; Edición: New Alexander Text edition (3 de abril de 2006)
- Colección: Collins
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0007208316
- ISBN-13: 978-0007208319
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº61.566 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Collins) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 3 abr 2006
Descripción del producto
‘A symbol in the history of our national culture’
‘The most esteemed and influential British edition of the 20th century’
Gary Taylor, General Editor, Oxford Complete Shakespeare
‘I am most impressed with the layout and content of this book, especially the informative commentaries on each of the plays. It is also useful to have a reference section at the rear of the book’
Michael Guest on amazon.co.uk
Reseña del editor
The Complete Works of Shakespeare contains the recognized canon of the bard’s plays, and his sonnets and poems. The texts were edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, making it one of the most authoritative editions, recognized the world over for its clarity and scholarship.
Described in the Guardian on its first publication in 1951 as ‘a symbol in the history of our national culture’, the Collins edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, has long been established as one of the most authoritative editions of Shakespeare’s works, and was chosen by the BBC as the basis for its televised cycle of the plays.
The book starts with two specially written articles – a biography of Shakespeare by Germaine Greer and a wide-ranging introduction to Shakespeare theatre by the late Anthony Burgess. Each play is also introduced by academics from Glasgow University, where Professor Alexander undertook his editing.
New to this edition is an internet resources section, providing details of the most useful Shakespeare websites. In addition, the invaluable glossary of over 2,500 entries explaining the meaning of obsolete words and phrases (complete with line references) has been expanded and redesigned to make it much easier to use.Ver Descripción del producto
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It was wonderful! I was happier than a twister in a trailer park! Whenever there was down-time at my facility, and everyone sat there exchanging bean dip recipes, while talking about dieting at the same time, i'd have my nose in my Kindle reading my favorite plays, exploring new ones as well as sonnets, etc.
Fast forward 2016, it had been a few months since i read from my Ultimate collection. I went to the table of contents. And.. there wasn't any. I highlighted "Front Matter" hoping i would find it there? Nope. All that appeared was the beginning of the first comedy, "All's Well that end's well"..
I highlighted "Cover" where i could see the cover of the book and swipe right over to the table of contents. Guess what? There i was AGAIN - All's Well that ends well."
Like other people have posted in the the one star reviews: It's like reading a data file. You have to go through every single play in order to find what you're looking for.
I did the Kindle "video MayDay" asking if this was a problem, and could she help me resolve this issue? She pretended to look for the problem and disconnected us.
I thought, okay.. Let's try this again. Guess what? The second "customer service" rep listened, then pretended to "look it up on amazon" herself.. right in the middle of it? She disconnected us.
Apparently, this is a problem no one can solve. I tried deleting the book from the carousel, no problem. But you CANNOT delete it from the Cloud and start over. I've tried it. You cannot even remove this worthless file from the Cloud itself. It's stuck there.
Thus, i'll have to find a new Shakespeare collection, with an ACTIVE table of contents.
Do not waste your money of this.. I have no idea what happened? But Everlasting Flames Publishing Company better get off their Everlasting As** and fix this problem before they lose customers to other companies.
Oh, just when i thought i would download other Kindle Editions of Shakespeare from other publishers? Guess What? Many of the Kindle users are having the same problem.
Also, if you see a 5 star review regarding the Ultimate Collection? Check very closely. These reviews are mixed in with those who have bought the "HARD COVER EDITION" which seem to be the ones getting the 5 stars.
Actually, this looks like a partial copy from an ebook (see pictures), so it really is a matter of extreme laziness (I mean, if you are going to do it, at least copy the entire thing, not just the copyright dislaimer and a few sonnets!).
For those fellow customers who want to buy this item because they intend to use it in a Shakespeare class on the college grad school level. Do not, I repeat do not waste your money.
Let me explain, this edition does not contain any "glosses," notes in the margin which clarify word use or other language issues. It does not contain any footnotes at all. So there is nothing which you can use for cross-referencing among the plays, this is particularly important when studying Shakespeare's "histories," as they are all related until one continuous story when put together. This edition of the complete works also does not contain any kind of a general introduction about the person of William Shakespeare, his life or historical times. This edition does not contain an introduction to any of the plays.
Honestly, this is the first addition of "The Complete Works" that I have ever seen that does not contain all of these things. Some editions I have seen in the past, have better glosses, footnotes and intros that others but they have all had them.
I wanted this edition because it was divided into the four logical volumes, comedies, tragedies, histories, & romances & poems, and I wouldn't have to carry around one huge book. However, to charge very nearly 50 dollars, for edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare, that doesn't have margin notes, footnotes and contextual introductions, is a complete release the money. Even if you don't intend to use this to study Shakespearean school, and even if you think you are very familiar with Shakespeare's work, margin glosses footnotes and other contextual information is still very important to remind yourself of salient points of information. You would be better off buying one of the older paperback editions edited by Prof. David Bevington for example of the University of Chicago. There is a six volume and four volume set of the works available. In those all contain the same study aids, I have described above, better in his comprehensive one volume edition of Shakespeare. There also fine editions by the Royal Shakespeare Company available, and Pelican books. Again buyer beware don't waste your cash