Scott McMillin is Professor of English at Cornell University.
Series : Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library
The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies
Each edition includes:
Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
Scene-by-scene plot summaries
A key to famous lines and phrases
An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
Essay by Coppélia Kahn
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.
It really is a great book and the way this one is formatted and translated is perfect, but IT NEEDS TO BE UPDATED SO THAT I CAN ANNOTATE AND HIGHLIGHT IT. I ended up having to by the sucky free version after spending my money on this. Please find a way to highlight it.
This is a very accessible story of Julius Caesar, the great Roman soldier and stateman. Jacob Abbott had gathered historical information from various (ancient) sources and written a bio that is interesting and accurate. I learned much more about Caesar and his motives from this book than I ever did in school.I plan on reading more of Mr. Abbott's histories.