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This review is from: The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Hardcover)Just a few comments about the 'readability' of this edition.
I've recently received my own hardback copy and I'm delighted with it, despite being a user of 2.5 ds reading glasses .
Yes, there is some show-through on each page but nowhere does it affect my reading of the text. The effect is more obvious because each play's text is (happily) set in single lines and not double columns, leaving a fair amount of white space on the right-hand side of the page. Overall, I would say that the show-through is similar to that of my Chambers Dictionary, but reduced by superior paper quality. In truth, I just don't notice it when I'm reading.
As for the notes at the bottom of each page, I find them completely readable and sufficently helpful for the general reader.I would suggest however that for serious study, individual play editions with more comprehensive notes would be preferable.
In every other respect I can only agree with most reviewers that this is quite wonderful edition and extraordinary value for money.