The Complete Pelican Shakespeare (The Pelican Shakespeare) (Hardcover)

The Complete Pelican Shakespeare (The Pelican Shakespeare) By William Shakespeare, Stephen Orgel (Editor), A. R. Braunmuller (Editor) Cover Image

The Complete Pelican Shakespeare (The Pelican Shakespeare) (Hardcover)


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This major new complete edition of Shakespeare's works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship. Each play and collection of poems is preceded by a substantial introduction that looks at textual and literary-historical issues. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the book to ensure that this first new edition of the twenty-first century is both attractive and approachable.
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright of the 16th and 17 centuries, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the word's pre-eminent dramatist.
Product Details ISBN: 9780141000589
ISBN-10: 0141000589
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: October 1st, 2002
Pages: 1824
Language: English
Series: The Pelican Shakespeare
"Here is an elegant and clear text for either study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them, and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel, who understand that these are plays for performance as wellas great texts for contemplation."
Patrick Stewart

“The perfect companion to enjoy the most profound stories of the human condition that Shakespeare has given us and that I have had the privilege to perform, from Othello to King Lear. "
—James Earl Jones
“Orgel and Braunmuller’s editions of the Pelican Shakespeare are an indispensable part of my library. These introductions by great Shakespearean scholars are erudite yet accessible, and the individual editions of the plays are perfect for the rehearsal room. They combine scholastic precision with an inspiring energy that fuels everyone making Shakespeare live today.”
—Simon Godwin, Shakespeare Theatre Company and the National Theatre

“I have been using the Pelican Shakespeare for years in my lecture course–it’s invaluable.”
—Marjorie Garber, Harvard University