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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare
Edited by Nick de Somogyi
Series: The Shakespeare Folios
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854596475, 210 pages, September 2004


The Shakespeare Folios series—offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.

"A quite wonderful idea... So blindingly obvious, I can't understand why nobody had thought of it before. I will certainly use the texts myself." —Peter Hall

This edition accurately reproduces the text of the Shakespeare First Folio (1623), but in modern type. At a stroke the dust of ages is blown away and what Shakespeare actually intended is revealed to modern readers.

Now Shakespeareans everywhere—students, actors, directors—can see for themselves what the Folio really says.

As a further aid to understanding, on each opposing page the same text appears in a fully modernised version - a useful safety net whenever the Folio becomes problematic.

Each volume also contains:
- an introduction to the particular play
- textual notes
- an appendix giving variant versions from the Quarto where appropriate
- a facsimile page from the First Folio