The Annotated Shakespeare Vols 1 - 3, by A. L. Rowse.
Published by Orbis, 1978.
x3 hardback books, with black & white photographs and illustrations. Used, in good condition. Some wear to dust jacket.
Featuring "Comedies", "Histories and Poems" & "The tragedies and romances". Each volume contains over 13 plays with in-depth discussions of each, alongside a 1,400 illustrations and photographs from various centuries. There are notes and introductions to topics galore to be found in this book, and for the theatre, play and Shakespeare fan there will simply be no books to compare. The analyses and highlights are simply breathtaking.
The dust jacket of this book is scratched and scuffed in various places (see images), but the content remains as glorious as ever. And at the bargain price for which it is available, the 900+ pages within each volume are worth every penny! Buy it now, either for yourself or as a present for the aspiring playwright, English student or fan of the arts!