The first Riverside Shakespeare was edited by Richard Grant White and published in 1883 and 1901.
A new version was published in 1974 as a full scholarly edition, presenting each of the plays with introductions and textual notes, as well as several essays on Shakespeare's life and works. The general editor was G. Blakemore Evans. A revised edition was published in 1996, which is notable for being the first major complete works edition to include the disputed play Edward III, as well as A Funeral Elegy which was written by John Ford and is mistakenly attributed to Shakespeare here.
Newer editions are sold under the title the Wadsworth Shakespeare.
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- Jowett, John; Evans, G. Blakemore (October 1999). "The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd edn". The Modern Language Review. The Modern Language Review, Vol. 94, No. 4. 94 (4): 1079–1080. doi:10.2307/3737247. JSTOR 3737247.
- Richard Grant White (1901). The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Houghton Mifflin. Full 1901 Riverside Shakespeare text
- McAvoy, William C. (1976). "Review: Best Single-Volume Shakespeare Yet". Shakespeare Quarterly. Folger Shakespeare Library. 27 (1): 114, 117–122, 125. doi:10.2307/2869074. eISSN 1538-3555. ISSN 0037-3222. JSTOR 2869074 – via JSTOR.