The Portable Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare's plays revolutionized the English language and created some of the most important scenes in Western literature: Hamlet contemplating his mortality, Romeo romancing Juliet, Lear railing against his insanity into the storm, and King Henry V wandering among his soldiers on the eve of battle. With introductions and context from leading Shakespearean scholar Stephen Orgel, the essential works of the most important figure in English literature are collected here: nine complete plays, the most ...

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Overview

William Shakespeare's plays revolutionized the English language and created some of the most important scenes in Western literature: Hamlet contemplating his mortality, Romeo romancing Juliet, Lear railing against his insanity into the storm, and King Henry V wandering among his soldiers on the eve of battle. With introductions and context from leading Shakespearean scholar Stephen Orgel, the essential works of the most important figure in English literature are collected here: nine complete plays, the most popular scenes and poems, as well as a glossary of 1,000 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: 9780142437940
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 673,904
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (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

The Portable Shakespeare Introduction
Twelfth Night, or, What You Will
The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark
Macbeth
The Tempest

Selections from the Other Plays
The Taming of the Shrew
Love's Labor's Lost
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Merchant of Venice
Much Ado About Nothing
As You Like It
The History of Troilus and Cressida
Measure for Measure
The Winter's Tale
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
The Life of King Henry the Eighth
Romeo and Juliet
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice
King Lear
Antony and Cleopatra

Selections from the Sonnets
Glossary

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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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