Incorporating the most up-to-date research and debate, the general editors of the Pelican Shakespeare series, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, have assembled a team of distinguished scholars who have prepared new introductions and notes to all of Shakespeare's plays and poems. This complete edition includes authoritative and meticulously researched texts, essays on Shakespeare's life, the theatrical world of his time and the selection of texts. You'll also find this book provided in deluxe packaging, including a full-linen case, ribbon marker, , Smyth-sewn binding, printed endpapers, acid-free paper, and illustrations throughout the text.
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.
"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