The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1741  Friday, 2 August 2002

From:           Chris Whatmore <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 01 Aug 2002 15:04:48 +0100
Subject: 13.1730 Finding Affordable Annotated Collected Works
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1730 Finding Affordable Annotated Collected Works

Walter Miale asks:

>as far as I know
>one must buy the plays singly at something like $12 each more or less,
>which is prohibitive. I should think that buying the plays used on the
>Net would be time-consuming, and still expensive. Any suggestions?

If you want all the plays in up-to-date individual annotated volumes, I
think you'll have to bite the bullet and invest a fair amount of either
time or money!

With time, you should be able to find used copies of the Arden edition 2
or 3 on the internet for around 4 to 7 bucks each (amazon.com
'marketplace sellers' prices). Or - the old-fashioned way - visit the
used books department of your nearest major city or university

With money, your best bet is probably to do as I recently did and strike
a deal with your local bookseller. Mine gave me a ten percent discount
on the complete works in the New Penguin Shakespeare edition (or
near-complete works; they don 

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