A Concise spouse to Shakespeare and the Text introduces the early variations, modifying practices, and publishing background of Shakespeare’s performs and poems, and examines their impression on bibliographic reviews as a whole.
- The first single-volume booklet to supply an obtainable and authoritative creation to Shakespearean bibliographic studies
- Includes a useful creation, notes on Shakespeare’s texts, and an invaluable bibliography
- Contributors characterize either top and rising students within the field
- Represents an unprecedented source for either scholars and faculty
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