The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the works for modern readers. This is a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings. On-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, language and allusions. Detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play. Textual introduction reconsiders the complex relationship between the two original texts. Illustrated with production photographs and related art, and with a full index to introduction and commentary, it has a durable sewn binding for lasting use. ´Not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth-century scholarship.´ - Times Literary Supplement.