Oxford School Shakespeare
Serious about Shakespeare? This series from Oxford University Press contains the complete and unabridged plays with many other great features. Each book begins with a discussion of the theme of the play. Characters are introduced, and a summary of the story by act and scene is provided. The bulk of the book is devoted to the play itself. Line-by-line interpretations in the margins explain what is happening throughout the play and define words or phrases in modern-day terms. These interpretations are helpful for the modern reader. Approximately 10 pages of teaching suggestions include topics for discussion, activity ideas, suggested essay topics, and more. These are intended for classroom teacher use or for self-study; no answers are included. This is a great series for students who want to read original Shakespeare but struggle with the tough language. "All the world's a stage..."