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With introductions and context from leading Shakespearean scholar Stephen Orgel, the essential works of the most important figure in English literature are collected here: four complete plays, the most popular scenes and poems, as well as a glossary of more than 1,500 key words. With clear and authoritative texts from the Pelican Shakespeare series, this user-friendly edition will inspire students, thespians, poets, and general readers alike.
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With introductions and context from leading Shakespearean scholar Stephen Orgel, the essential works of the most important figure in English literature are collected here: four complete plays, the most popular scenes and poems, as well as a glossary of more than 1,500 key words. With clear and authoritative texts from the Pelican Shakespeare series, this user-friendly edition will inspire students, thespians, poets, and general readers alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140150087
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1977
  • Series: Viking Portable Library Series
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare (1564—1616) wrote at least thirty-seven plays, more than 150 sonnets, and two lengthy narrative poems.

Stephen Orgel is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities at Stanford and the co—General Editor of the Pelican Shakespeare series. He has edited numerous editions of Shakespeare's plays, including the individual Pelican editions of King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, Pericles, Macbeth, and The Sonnets.

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Table of Contents

Twelfth night, or, what you will 1
The tragical history of Hamlet Prince of Denmark 70
Macbeth 183
The tempest 258
Selections from the other plays
The taming of the shrew 325
Love's labor's lost 330
A midsummer night's dream 341
The merchant of Venice 355
Much ado about nothing 381
As you like it 389
The history of Troilus and Cressida 401
Measure for measure 409
The winter's tale 417
The third part of Henry the Sixth 427
The tragedy of King Richard the Third 430
The tragedy of King Richard the Second 445
The first part of King Henry the Fourth 457
The second part of King Henry the Fourth 469
The life of King Henry the Fifth 473
The life of King Henry the Eighth 479
Romeo and Juliet 481
The tragedy of Julius Caesar 490
The tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice 498
King Lear 506
Antony and Cleopatra 516
Selections from the sonnets 529
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2000

    SHAKSPEARE'S BEST

    READING SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS AND PLAYS CAN TAKE YOU TO ANOTHER WORLD. IF YOU DID NOT READ THIS, I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO.

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