I am blessed.
I have a "Complete Works of William Shakespeare" (and it IS complete) with absolutely NO footnotes. True. and it is illustrated by Eric Fraser. Yup!
It is titled "The Tudor Edition of William Shakespeare - The Complete Works". Edited, with an introduction and glossary, by Peter Alexander Regius Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Glasgow.
Published by Collins - London and Glasgow in 1951.
It is one of my dearest "companions". I have read it cover to cover two or three times. Born and raised in Wisconsin, with a master's degree in Fine Art, I have never had a hard time understanding "the bard's" words.
I paid $3 for it and bought it in 1954 at a bookstore in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was recommended to me by the store's proprietor, Fred Basset Blair, former Secretary of the Wisconsin Communist Party and acknowledged local authority of Shakespearean literature.
I'd love to hear it done in Elizabethan English.
Does anyone think that might be recorded somehow?