The Riverside Shakespeare is a long-running series of editions of the complete works of William Shakespeare published by the Houghton Mifflin company.

Cover of the 2nd edition

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[citation needed] to Shakespeare here.

Newer editions are sold under the title the Wadsworth Shakespeare.

External links Edit

  • Foakes, R.A. (December 22, 1998). "The Riverside Shakespeare, 2d ed.(Review)". Renaissance Quarterly. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012.
  • 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. riverside shakespeare white. 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.