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Merry Wives of Windsor

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ISBN-10: 0671731432

ISBN-13: 9780671731434

Edition: 1990

Authors: William Shakespeare

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Each edition includes: - Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play - Scene-by-scene plot summaries - A key to famous lines and phrases - An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language - An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play - Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Natasha Korda The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions…    
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Book details

List price: $4.99
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 9/15/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
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,…    

List of illustrations
List of tables
General editors' preface
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction
The English comedy and the comedy of English
The comedy of language(s) and the Latin lesson
Translating: Italian into English - Falstaff's ancestry and the comedy of humours
Garter comedy: date, occasion and Falstaff's metamorphoses
Quarto and Folio: memorial reconstruction and acting version
Unconformities and comical satire
Structural unconformities and time gaps: three versions of Merry Wives
Critical attitude and stage life: the music of Merry Wives
This text: editorial procedures and conventions
Sir John Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor
The First Quarto (1602)
Abbreviations and references
Abbreviations used in the notes
Works by and partly by Shakespeare
Editions of Shakespeare collated
Other works cited
Index