This attractive new edition of Venus and Adonis offers two versions of Shakespeares narrative poem. The left-hand pages bear the most prestigious modern text of Shakespeares work, from Stanley Wells and Gary Taylors Oxford edition. The parallel text on the facing pages is Ferdinand Freiligraths German translation of 1849, intended as a supplement to the classic Schlegel-Tieck translation of the dramatic works. It is perhaps a little odd that Freiligraths name does not appear on the cover of this book, as much of its focus is on his translation, not just on the original. The cover announces that this is William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, Englisch/Deutsch, which suggests a transparent and modern rendering of Shakespeares language into German.