The second Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works reconsiders every detail of their text and presentation in the light of modern scholarship.
The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established.
Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and there is a brief introduction to each work, as well as an illuminating and informative General Introduction.
Included here for the first time is the play The Reign of King Edward the Third as well as the full text of Sir Thomas More.
This new edition also features an essay on Shakespeare's language by David Crystal, and a bibliography of foundational works.