The Illustrated Complete Works of Shakespeare: New Illustrated Edition (Definitive) Hardcover – Illustrated, 31 Oct 2011
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Amazon review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Superb edition of the Bard's works
9 Mar 2012
This is a truly beautiful edition of Shakespeare's works. With lots of full plate magnificent illustrations and many more smaller illustrations, engravings and line drawings. The plays, sonnets and his poems are are also here. To fit them all in the print is a bit small, so for the short-sighted like me a magnifying glass or page-magnifier is a must, nevertheless the book is still a joy. It is also heavy as one would expect for the complete works. When you see the large and glorious illustrations, the beautiful style of the text and headings in well chosen fonts, and of course the genius of Shakespeare's work, you will see that it is a book to be treasured.
About the Author
Dr Warren Boutcher is Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London and is an expert in the Late Renaissance, the period during which Shakespeare wrote his famous plays. His current projects include The School of Montaigne (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He is head of the first year undergraduate Shakespeare course at Queen Mary, which includes collaborations with Shakespeare’s Globe on Bankside, London. He has made extensive contributions to books and journals.
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