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  • October 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93863-0
  • 1920 pages
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    The Norton Shakespeare

    The Essential Plays / The Sonnets

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    Stephen Greenblatt (General Editor, Harvard University), Walter Cohen (Editor, University of Michigan), Suzanne Gossett (Editor, Loyola University Chicago), Jean E. Howard (Editor, Columbia University), Katharine Eisaman Maus (Editor, University of Virginia), Gordon McMullan (Editor, King's College London)

     

    The twenty-one most-assigned plays and all of the sonnets in a compact, value-priced paperback, freshly edited by an international team of leading scholars.

    Both an enhanced Digital Edition—the first ever edited specifically for undergraduates—and a handsome print volume, The Norton Shakespeare: Essential Plays / The Sonnets offers the twenty-one most-assigned plays and all of the sonnets in a portable and value-priced paperback. The new Third Edition provides a freshly edited text and acclaimed apparatus at an unmatched value. The attractive print/digital bundle gives students a rich reading experience in two ways: a print volume for their dorm shelf and lifetime library, and a digital edition ideal for in-class use. Accessed from a computer or table at no additional charge via the registration code in the print volume, the Digital Edition provides ready access to the texts and apparatus—enriched with multiple versions of the plays and media.

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    Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded

    Organized by genre, The Norton Shakespeare: Essential Plays/The Sonnets includes revised introductions—“Shakespearean Tragedy” by Stephen Greenblatt, “Shakespearean Comedy” by Katharine Eisaman Maus, “Shakespearean History” by Jean E. Howard, and “Shakespearean Romance” by Walter Cohen. Every play introduction, note, gloss, and bibliography has been reconsidered in light of reviewers’ detailed suggestions, and new textual introductions and performance notes preceding each play reflect the extensive new scholarship in these fields.
    • Vividly written and richly detailed, Stephen Greenblatt’s General Introduction, now with two new opening essays, draws readers into life in early modern England and Shakespeare’s family background and professional life, and shows how Shakespeare’s experiences, imagination, and immense rhetorical gifts are evident throughout in his writing.
    • A lively and accessible new General Textual Introduction by Gordon McMullan and Suzanne Gossett explores the central question “How authentic is the text I am reading?” and looks at how theatrical playscripts moved through the burgeoning book trade to become printed texts.
    • “The Theater of Shakespeare’s Time,” a new essay by Holger Schott Syme, paints a colorful picture of the city “where theater was everywhere” and of the playwrights, players, investors, government censors, spectators, and playhouses that comprised the flourishing theater business. 

    Newly edited in response to current scholarship

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    Now featuring Titus Andronicus

    Titus Andronicus, which delighted audiences in the 1590s, is newly included in the Essentials Plays edition. 

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    The enhanced Digital Edition—the first ebook of Shakespeare’s complete works assembled for undergraduates—features:
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    • All of the texts and introductions in the print book, plus additional versions of many texts.
    • Side-by-side scrolling-view option for the Folio and Quarto texts of King Lear and an appendix of selected comparative scenes and sonnets.
    • Performance Comments, written by Brett Gamboa, signaled by a clickable marginal icon, which highlight how a director's or actor’s interpretive choices in performance affect meaning.
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    • Links to the widely respected Norton Facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare edited by Charlton Hinman and to quarto facsimile pages.
    • Over 8 hours of spoken-word audio specially recorded by the highly regarded Actors from the London Stage.
    • Recordings of all the songs—66 in total—in the plays, from the awarding-winning Shakespeare’s Songbook audio companion.
    • An appendix of documents, maps, genealogies, bibliographies, and a timeline.
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    Textual Editors

      Contents by Genre
      Contents by Date of Publication
      List of Illustrations
      List of Recordings digital-only
      Preface
      Volume Editors’ Acknowledgments
      General Textual Editors’ Acknowledgments

      General Introduction by Stephen Greenblatt
      General Textual Introduction by Gordon McMullan and Suzanne Gossett
      The Theater of Shakespeare’s Time by Holger Schott Syme

      Comedies
      Shakespearean Comedy by Katharine Eisaman Maus
      The Taming of the Shrew
      A Midsummer Night's Dream
          A Midsummer Nights Dream: Quarto
          A Midsummer Nights Dream: Folio digital-only
      The Merchant of Venice
      Much Ado About Nothing
      As You Like It
      Twelfth Night
      Measure for Measure

       

      Histories
      Shakespearean History by Jean E. Howard
      Richard the Third
          The Tragedy of King Richard the Third: Quarto
          The Tragedy of King Richard the Third: Folio digital-only
      Richard the Second
          The Life and Death of King Richard the Second: Folio
          The Tragedy of King Richard the Second: Quarto digital-only
      The First Part of Henry the Fourth
      Henry the Fifth
          The Life of Henry the Fifth: Folio
          The Chronicle History of Henry the Fifth, With his battle fought at Agincourt in France, Together with Ensign Pistol: Quarto digital-only

       

      Tragedies
      Shakespearean Tragedy by Stephen Greenblatt
      Romeo and Juliet
          The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: SecondQuarto
          The Most Excellent Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: First Quarto digital-only
      Julius Caesar
      Hamlet
          The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Second Quarto with additions from the Folio
          The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: First Quarto digital-only
          The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark:Second Quarto digital-only
          The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Folio digital-only
      Othello
          The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice: Folio
          The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice: Quarto digital-only
      King Lear
          The Tragedy of King Lear: Folio with additions from the Quarto
          From The History of King Lear, Scene 8
          From The Tragedy of King Lear 3.1
      Macbeth
      Antony and Cleopatra

       

      Romances
      Shakespearean Romance by Walter Cohen
      The Winter’s Tale
      The Tempest

       

      The Sonnets

       

      Appendices
      Maps
          Early Modern Map Culture by Jean E. Howard
          Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, and Western France: Places Important to Shakespeare’s Plays
          London: Places Important to Shakespeare’s Plays and London Play-Going
          The Mediterranean World: Places Important to Shakespeare’s Plays
          The Chamberlain’s Men and King’s Men on Tour
          Map of the “Kingdome of Great Britaine and Ireland,” from John Speed’s 1612 edition of The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain digital-only
          Printed Map of London, from Braun and Hogenberg’s atlas of European cities (1574) digital-only
          Map of the Holy Land, from Bishops’ Bible (1558)
      Documents
      Edited by Misha Teramura
          Shakespeare and His Works
               Robert Greene on Shakespeare (1592)
               Thomas Nashe on 1 Henry VI (1592) digital-only
               Henry Chettle on Greene and Shakespeare (1592) digital-only
               Gesta Grayorum on The Comedy of Errors (December 28, 1594) digital-only
               Jacques Petit on Titus Andronicus (January 1, 1596) digital-only
               Francis Meres on Shakespeare (1598)
               List of Actors for Ben Jonson’s Every Man In His Humor (1598) digital-only
               Parnassus Plays on Shakespeare (1598—1601) digital-only
               Epilogue to the Queen, Possibly by Shakespeare (1599) digital-only
               John Weever on Shakespeare (1599) digital-only
               Thomas Platter on Julius Caesar (September 21, 1599) digital-only
               Gabriel Harvey on Hamlet, Venus and Adonis, and The Rape of Lucrece (1598—1603) digital-only
               Augustine Phillips, Francis Bacon, et al. on Richard II (1601) digital-only
               John Manningham on Twelfth Night and Richard III (1602) digital-only
               Letters Patent Formalizing the Adoption of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men as the King’s Men (May 19, 1603) digital-only
               Master of the Wardrobe’s Account (March 1604) digital-only
               Henry Jackson on Othello (September 1610) digital-only
               John Davies of Hereford on Shakespeare (1610) digital-only
               Simon Forman on Macbeth, Cymbeline, and The Winter’s Tale (1611) digital-only
               Shakespeare’s Deposition in the Belott-Mountjoy Suit (May 11,1612) digital-only
               Shakespeare Paid for Designing an Impresa (March 1613) digital-only
               Chambers Account of Performances by the King’s Men (May 1613) digital-only
               Sir Henry Wotton on All Is True (Henry VIII) and the Burning of the Globe (1613) digital-only
               Ballad on the Burning of the Globe (1613) digital-only
               Ben Jonson on The Tempest (and Titus Andronicus) (1614) digital-only
               Francis Beaumont (?) on Shakespeare (1615) digital-only
               Shakespeare’s Will (March 25, 1616) digital-only
               William Basse’s Elegy for Shakespeare (1616-23) digital-only
               Nicholas Richardson on Romeo and Juliet (1620) digital-only
               Front Matter from the First Folio of Shakespeare’s Plays (1623)
               Ben Jonson on Shakespeare’s Portrait digital-only
               The Title Page
               John Heminges and Henry Condell’s Epistle to William and Philip Herbert digital-only
               Heminges and Condell’s Epistle to the Readers
               Ben Jonson on Shakespeare
               Hugh Holland on Shakespeare digital-only
               The “Catalogue” of Plays digital-only
               Leonard Digges on Shakespeare digital-only
               James Mabbe (?) on Shakespeare digital-only
               The List of Actors digital-only
               The First Page of The Tempest digital-only
               Leonard Digges on Shakespeare (1623—35) digital-only
               Richard James on Falstaff (ca. 1625) digital-only
               Milton on Shakespeare (1630) digital-only
               Thomas Heywood on Shakespeare (1635) digital-only
               Ben Jonson on Shakespeare (1623—37) digital-only
               Margaret Cavendish on Shakespeare (1664) digital-only
               John Aubrey on Shakespeare (1681) digital-only
          The Theater Scene
               Edmund Tilney’s Commission as Master of the Revels (December 24, 1581) digital-only
               The “Plot” for The Second Part of the Seven Deadly Sins (1590—98) digital-only
               The “Part” for Orlando in Orlando Furioso (ca. 1592) digital-only
               A Letter from Edward Alleyn to His Wife (August 1, 1593?) digital-only
               Petition to the Privy Council about the Blackfriars Playhouse (November 1596) digital-only
               The Isle of Dogs Affair (1597) digital-only
               Financial Records from Henslowe’s Diary (1598—99) digital-only
               Inventory of the Lord Admiral’s Men’s Properties and Costumes (1598—99) digital-only
               Giles Allen on the Construction of the Globe (ca. December 28, 1598) digital-only
               Contract for the Building of the Fortune Theater (1600) digital-only
               Chamber Accounts Relating to the King’s Men (1603—4) digital-only
               John Chamberlain on Gowrie (December 1604) digital-only
               Elegy on Richard Burbage (1619?) digital-only
          

      Timeline
      Glossary
      Short Bibliography
      Full Bibliography      digital only
      Illustration Acknowledgments
      Index of Poems
      Endpaper Genealogies
      A Shakespearean Genealogy
      The Kings and Queens of England, 1377—1625
      The House of Lancaster
      The House of York
      The Houses of Tudor and Stuart

       

      Comparative Scenes      digital only
          Othello 4.3 (Quarto and Folio)
          Richard III 4.2 (Quarto and Folio)
          Henry V opening (Folio and Quarto)
          Romeo and Juliet 2.1 (Second Quarto and First Folio)
          A Midsummer Night’s Dream 5.1 (Quarto and Folio)
          Hamlet 3.1 (Second Quarto and First Folio)
          Sonnet 138 (with Passionate Pilgrim 1)
          Sonnet 144 (with Passionate Pilgrim 2)

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