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Disappointed and returning it. If you like your page bottom notes, forget it. THERE ARE NONE... zip, zero. There is a glossary in the back with simple definitions. Play introductions are very basic, 3/4 of a page? I got a Richard II from the library, an Oxford single play, and it has a full and interesting introduction, page bottom notes, etc, etc. Ardenish. u get what u pay 4. I have several other less expensive "budget collections" which provide the same as this. My close reader group ranges from ancient collegiate legacy tomes (huge and heavy) to most basic paperbacks. I'm sampling various editions and dodging established opinions, but its looking like Arden wins all round for the serious reader. I do like the Oxford single of R2, but don't see it available here. NOTE: after return within two days, in original shipping materials, unused, ext. I received only a $7 refund from Amazon. First negative experience, but then first return. Now using the Oxford single play and it is working very well.
The question most people who are considering this book will probably ask is why they should choose it over any other one-volume Shakespeare on the market.
Well, on the plus side there's cost. Amazon has the hardback edition discounted to almost half price.
On the minus side, there are no explanatory notes in the text, only an alphabetical glossary at the back. You can imagine for yourself the inconvenience of flipping back and forth through a 1300-page volume trying to look up a word. The introductions to each play are only a page long, or less.
And then there's the editing of titles and names, some of which seems pedantic to the point of being downright strange. "The Second Part of Henry VI" has become "The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster." In "As You Like It" the familiar Forest of Arden is now the forest of Ardenne. Anglicized names such as Stephano and Petruchio have been changed to Stefano and Petruccio. On the other hand, in "Cymbeline" the editors insist on the archaic original form of the name Innogen, which every other editor in the Western world modernizes to Imogen.
Maybe this is the latest state-of-the-art scholarship. Or maybe it's just what happens when you're desperate to find something new to say about a 400-year-old subject.
My feeling is that a general reader will be happier with an edition of Shakespeare that is more thoroughly annotated and less perversely edited. Apparently others feel the same way: after all, the most common reason for cutting the price of a product is that it isn't selling.