Measure for Measure

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare

  • Editor: Mark Eccles
  • Pages: xxvii & 555 pp.
  • Published: 1980
  • ISBN: 9780873522847 (Cloth)
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Cloth ($80.00)

Like other editions in the series, the New Variorum Measure for Measure contains the complete text of the play. It also presents the expanse of scholarly opinion and interpretation since the earliest commentary; covers dating, emendations, criticism, and sources and analogues; and prints complete texts of George Whetstone’s Promos and Cassandra and An Heptameron of Ciuill Discourses and Cinthio Giraldi’s Hecatommithi.

Inaugurated in the 1860s and the standard reference edition of Shakespeare’s work, the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare continues the tradition of the original Variorum editions of the early nineteenth century. The New Variorum editions are valuable resources for an international audience of scholars, students, directors, actors, and general readers. Overseen by two general editors and an MLA committee, the production of each edition is conducted by a team of scholars and researchers working over a number of years.