View Full Version : Anyone know of where there is commented Shakespeare?


Bob Russell
04-03-2007, 05:36 PM
I may be the only one, but difficult books like Shakespeare have always been rather, well, difficult for me. But when explained, I usually really enjoy what is there. So I'm wondering if anyone has ever run across any commented versions of great literature, including Shakespeare.

The closest I've found is No Fear Shakespeare (http://nfs.sparknotes.com/), which is pretty neat, but not so accessible remotely for e-books.

tablepaper
04-05-2007, 01:51 AM
There are lots of annotated Cliff Notes eBooks which provide insight into many of Shakespeare's works.
Have a look at the following URL:
http://www.ebookmall.com/ebooks-authors/cliffs-notes-ebooks.htm
I don't know if those eBooks come with the Shakespeare play as well but you can get that at Project Gutenburg.
If you go to another site called eNotes, you can get some sort of pass which allows you to get the original Shakespeare text side-by-side with a modern translation by a scholar. See http://www.enotes.com/macbeth-text/ for an example.