• Title: The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition: Tragedies (Norton Shakespeare)
  • Author: Stephen Greenblatt
  • ISBN: 9780393931402
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Norton Shakespeare Based on the Oxford Edition Tragedies Norton Shakespeare Instructors and students worldwide welcomed the fresh scholarship lively and accessible introductions helpful marginal glosses and notes readable single column format all designed in support of th
    Instructors and students worldwide welcomed the fresh scholarship, lively and accessible introductions, helpful marginal glosses and notes, readable single column format, all designed in support of the goal of the Oxford text to bring the modern reader closer than before possible to Shakespeare s plays as they were first acted Now, under Stephen Greenblatt s direction, tInstructors and students worldwide welcomed the fresh scholarship, lively and accessible introductions, helpful marginal glosses and notes, readable single column format, all designed in support of the goal of the Oxford text to bring the modern reader closer than before possible to Shakespeare s plays as they were first acted Now, under Stephen Greenblatt s direction, the editors have considered afresh each introduction and all of the apparatus to make the Second Edition an even better teaching tool.

    One Reply to “The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition: Tragedies (Norton Shakespeare)”

    1. I've never been a fan of one volume Shakespeare sets. I used to own the Riverside Shakespeare before we had to part company and, as good as it is, I struggled to sit down with that giant volume and enjoy reading from it. But, who the hell wants to buy each play individually, and which volume to go for? Do you want the ones with the best notes, the clearest notes, the best textual variants or just the clearest page layout. Or fuck it, go for the one with the nicest cover I suppose?Well, I just st [...]

    2. I didn't like it.I couldn't understand it. It was overly dramatic. It was boring. It also doesn't help that I was forced to read it.

    3. The book worth reading, and a 5-star read. It took me a month in half to finish since the book was long. In a clear, direct prose, Greenblatt, depicts the circumstances before Shakespeare came upon the scene and during his life. I like the inclusion of old prints that illustrate in the text. Greenblatt and others like him also provide helpful prefaces to the individual plays, telling of predecessors, the manner of performance, and the life.

    4. Genius, obviously. I regret the years I spent thinking he was overrated.That being said, Timon of Athens is a shitty play.

    5. Insignificancias ligeras como el aire son para los celosos confirmaciones tan sólidas como pruebas de la Sagrada Escritura (III,3)

    6. Obviously I didn't read every tragedy Shakespeare wrote, but I have a good enough feel for this collection. The intros and interesting, the glosses are great, and it's not the huge Riverside hulking mass.

    7. Greenblatt's Norton Shakespeare anthologies are my favorites! Even though you have to get a few books (Unless you get the giant one-volume), his paperback anthologies are very portable and contain great information. Highly recommended.

    8. Read it for my tragedies course senior year; this was the first time I studied Shakespeare in college and the first time I understood why Bill was a big deal. It's a great collection in general, but, c'mon, it's Shakespeare. What'd you expect? (Classic lit; 1020+ pages)

    9. Lear, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeths of art beyond limit or measure. The closest thing we have to secular "sacred texts." No, I'm not exaggerating.

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