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Norton Shakespeare

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ISBN-10: 0393931439

ISBN-13: 9780393931433

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: William Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, Katharine Eisaman Maus

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Lauded on publication in 1997 as the complete Shakespeare for a new generation of students, this Second Edition of the best-sellingNorton Shakespeareintroduces new scholarship and editorial features that invite readers afresh to Shakespeare's plays and poems. Stephen Greenblatt's dazzling introduction, updated for the Second Edition, creates a window into the culture of early modern England; Shakespeare's life in the theater; and the businesses of printing, publishing, and textual editing. The works themselves, based on the Oxford edition, are enhanced with lively introductions, all of which have been fine-tuned for the Second Edition, as well as ample glosses, annotations, a textual note,…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.20" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

Stephen Greenblatt is a literary critic, theorist and scholar. He is the author of Three Modern Satirists: Waugh, Orwell, and Huxley (1965); Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare (1980); Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture (1990); Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies (1992); The Norton Shakespeare (1997); Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (2004); Shakespeare's Freedom (2010); and The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (2011).