Notes on this edition:
The Whole Works of Shakespeare in one volume, printed in clear and beautiful type under the direction of the Shakespeare Head Press
The text is that prepared for the Shakespeare Head Press by the distinguished Elizabethan scholar, Arthur Henry Bullen.
The characters’ names are set above their speeches for clearness and pleasure in reading.
The Plays are arranged in the chronological order of their composition: not gathered into Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies – the method dating from the First Folio and dictated by the conventional three-volume plan of publication.
Readers can now approach the body of the Plays as a vital and growing organism revealing the evolution of the poet’s personality and genius.