Trial Database: New Oxford Shakespeare

Portrait of William Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout
William Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout. Engraving, 1632 or 1663-1664, 191 x 159 mm. National Portrait Gallery, London. NPG 185.

The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare’s works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.

This online edition brings the content of all three print volumes – Modern critical edition, Critical reference edition (available in Dec. 2016), Authorship companion (available in early 2017) – together as one powerful resource.

The database is accessible through the link above, and the Library Catalogue, and from the E-Resources@the University of Melbourne blog where you can also leave comments about the database.

Learn More: The General Editor of the New Oxford Shakespeare, Professor John Jowett (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham) will be speaking at the symposium Beyond 400: New Shakespeares at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday 15 November 2016. His presentation will explore how the New Oxford Shakespeare seeks to define Shakespeare for new generations of students, performers, and readers. For more information and for details of the complete symposium, see the Beyond 400 website.

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