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The Works of William Shakespeare

The Works of William Shakespeare

Foremost in the Perseus Garner are the works of William Shakespeare. Our primary edition is based on the famous Globe Shakespeare, the one-volume version of the great Cambridge Shakespeare (1891-3) edited by W. G. Clark, J. Glover, and W. A. Wright. The Cambridge Shakespeare was the reference edition well into the twentieth century, and many important works of scholarship are keyed to it.

The Garner also contains volumes from the magisterial New Variorum Shakespeare Series, the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare's works begun by Howard Furness in the nineteenth century and continuing to this day. Each volume includes a fully collated edition of Shakespeare's text with line-by-line commentary and an extensive appendix containing textual histories, sources of the work, actors' interpretations, and a wide sampling of criticism. The New Variorum Shakespeare comprises twenty-two volumes, of which three—Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Coriolanus—are presently included in the Garner. Eventually the collection will contain the entire series.

Of particular interest to textual scholars will be our electronic facsimile of the First Folio, the compilation of Shakespeare's dramatic works published by fellow actors John Heminges and Henry Condell in 1623. Through arrangement with the Special Collections Department at Brandeis University, we have scanned the entire seventeenth-century edition at very high resolution and keyed each page image to act, scene, and line number.

The Works of Shakespeare

  First Folio Globe Shakespeare New Variorum Shakespeare
The Comedy of Errors F G  
The Taming of the Shrew F G  
The Two Gentlemen of Verona F G  
Love's Labor's Lost F G  
A Midsummer Night's Dream F G  
The Merchant of Venice F G  
The Merry Wives of Windsor F G  
Much Ado About Nothing F G  
As You Like It F G  
Twelfth Night, or What You Will F G  
The History of Troilus and Cressida F G  
All's Well That Ends Well F G  
Measure for Measure F G  
The First Part of Henry the Sixth F G  
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth F G  
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth F G  
The Tragedy of Richard the Third F G  
The Life and Death of King John F G  
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second F G  
The First Part of Henry the Fourth F G  
The Second Part of Henry the Fourth F G  
The Life of Henry the Fifth F G  
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth F G  
The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus F G  
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet F G  
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar F G  
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark F G  
The Tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice F G  
The Tragedy of King Lear F G  
The Tragedy of Macbeth F G  
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra F G N
The Tragedy of Coriolanus F G N
The Life of Timon of Athens F G  
Pericles, Prince of Tyre   G  
Cymbeline F G  
The Winter's Tale F G  
The Tempest F G  
Venus and Adonis   G  
Venus and Adonis   G  
The Rape of Lucrece   G  
Sonnets   G  
A Lover's Complaint   G  
The Passionate Pilgrim   G  
The Phoenix and Turtle   G  

Reference Works

The philological and lexicographical scholarship on Shakespeare is vast. We have used this scholarship to create a "hyper-annotated edition" of Shakespeare that will be of use to readers of all kinds. The Garner includes two of the most well-known and often consulted glossaries: Alexander Dyce's Glossary of the Works of William Shakespeare, and C. T. Onions's Shakespeare Glossary. These reference works contain thousands of glosses to Shakespeare's texts, which we have hyperlinked to facilitate use. We will soon add the indespensible Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary by Alexander Schmidt.

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