The Merchant of Venice (Oxford School Shakespeare Series)

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9780198320173: The Merchant of Venice (Oxford School Shakespeare Series)

The "Oxford School Shakespeare" is a well-established series which helps students understand and enjoy Shakespeare's plays. As well as the complete and unabridged text, each play in this series has an extensive range of students' notes. These include detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays. This topical and relevant play is a new addition to the "Oxford School Shakespeare". The text follows the redesign of the series, photographs of recent stage productions have been included, and the attractive cover design follows the revised series style. Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.

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John Dover Wilson's New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeare's plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.

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All the books are printed five color, offset litho process, using archival inks on 80lb matte-finish fine-art cover stock, suitable for the finest framing and display venues. The book measure 27" X 40". The text is completely legible from about two feet with normal eyesight. The average point size used is 7.5pt. The centerpiece illustration has been commissioned specifically for that work and captures the essence and themes of the piece. The title is a work of calligraphic art in its own right.

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