Higher Education

The Wadsworth Shakespeare, 2nd Edition

  • William Shakespeare
  • G. Blakemore Evans
  • Harry Levin Editor
  • Herschel Baker
  • Anne Barton
  • Hallet Smith
  • Marie Edel
  • Frank Kermode
  • ISBN-10: 1133316271  |  ISBN-13: 9781133316275
  • 2080 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1997, 1974
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $134.00



The Second Edition of this complete collection of Shakespeare's plays and poems features two essays on recent criticism and productions, fully updated textual notes, a photographic insert of recent productions, and two works recently attributed to Shakespeare. The authors of the essays on recent criticism and productions are Heather DuBrow, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and William Liston, Ball State University, respectively.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
General Introduction
Shakespeare's Text
Chronology and Sources
Opening Pages of the First Folio
The Comedy of Errors
The Taming of the Shrew
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Love's Labors Lost
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Much Ado about Nothing
As You Like It
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
The History of Troilus and Cressida
All's Well That Ends Well
Measure for Measure
The First Part of Henry the Sixth
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth
The Tragedy of Richard the Third
The Life and Death of King John
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
The First Part of Henry the Fourth
The Second Part of Henry the Fourth
The Life of Henry the Fifth
The Famous History of the Life of Henry the Eighth
The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
The Tragedy of King Lear
The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
The Tragedy of Coriolanus
The Life of Timon and Athens
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
The Winter's Tale
The Tempest
The Two Noble Kinsmen
Edward III
Sir Thomas More: The Additions Ascribed to Shakespeare
Venus and Adonis
The Rape of Lucrece
A Lover's Complaint
The Passionate Pilgrim
The Phoenix and Turtle
A Funeral Elegy for Master William Peter
Appendix A. Shakespeare's Plays in Performance, from 1660 to the Present (updated)
Appendix B. Records, Documents, and Allusions
Appendix C. Annals, 1552-1616
Appendix D. Recent Criticism
Selected Bibliography
Index to the Characters in the Plays
Index to First Lines of the Sonnets
Index to First Lines of The Passionate Pilgrim
Index to First Lines of Songs and Song Snatches
Selected Glossary
Genealogical Tables