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5.0 out of 5 stars Doing The Bard Justice, 26 May 2012
Michael A. Mackay (Lichfield, UK) - See all my reviews
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There are many Kindle editions of Shakespeare's 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' but this is the best by far. Some of the worst ones reduce the verse in the play to blocks of prose, others retain lineation but have no textual notes on Shakespeare's vocabulary. This edition gives students everything they need to study and enjoy the play. There are interesting and informative essays, but by far the best feature of this edition is the way that unusual, obsolete or difficult words are highlighted. Just tapping on the highlighted word brings up its modern equivalent. To get back to the text, you just tap the word again and you are immediately returned to the point in the play where you made your enquiry. I love it! What is more, the modern equivalents are clear and concise - much better than some expensive paperback editions. I can't fault this edition: the text is clear and uncluttered, the critical essays are informative and the textual annotations are a dream. I highly recommend it. If this publisher does editions of this quality for Shakespear's other plays, I shall be buying those, too.
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The RSC Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare (Paperback - 26 July 2011)
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