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Announcing The New Oxford Shakespeare

August 9, 2016

"The New Oxford Shakespeare addresses 'the great variety of readers'–students, scholars, actors, writers, artists–in multiple formats, at multiple levels. It combines the best of previous scholarship with twenty-first century tools to find better solutions to old problems."
–Gary Taylor, General Editor

Illuminating Shakespeare

Crowning the Shakespeare 400th-anniversary year, The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.

The three interconnected print publications and the online edition have been created by an international, intergenerational team of scholars under the leadership of Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan. The project's scope, depth, and vision provide the perfect platform for the future of Shakespeare studies.

Publishing in October 2016, The New Oxford Shakespeare Online comprises the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), and the Authorship Companion (which will launch at a later date in December 2016), integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform.

Find out more about this landmark project or recommend this resource for an institutional free trial in October.