The core of the ground-breaking three-text edition, this self contained, free standing volume gives readers the Second Quarto text (1604-5) and includes in its introduction, notes and appendices the gold standard scholarship and commentary that characterises all Arden editions. As well as a full,illustrated introduction to the play's historical, cultural and performance contexts and a thorough survey of critical approaches to the play, an appendix contains the additional passages found only in the 1623 text.
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