The Complete Pelican Shakespeare

The Complete Pelican Shakespeare

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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The Classic One-Volume Shakespeare,
Including All The Plays And Poems,
Now Completely Revised And Updated

The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series has sold five million copies. Now Penguin is proud to offer this fully revised new hardcover edition of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare.

Since the series debuted more than forty years ago,

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The Classic One-Volume Shakespeare,
Including All The Plays And Poems,
Now Completely Revised And Updated

The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series has sold five million copies. Now Penguin is proud to offer this fully revised new hardcover edition of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare.

Since the series debuted more than forty years ago, developments in scholarship have revolutionized our understanding of William Shakespeare, his time, and his works. With new editors who have incorporated the most up-to-date research and debate, this revised edition of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare will be the premier choice for students, professors, and general readers for decades to come.

The general editors of the series-world-renowned Shakespeareans Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA - devoted seven years to preparing introductions and notes with a team of eminent scholars to the forty volumes of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Now, the new series is complete and available in one lavish and complete edition.

  • Authoritative and meticulously researched texts
  • Illuminating new introductions and notes by distinguished authors
  • Essays on Shakespeare's life, the theatrical world of his time, and the selection of texts
  • A handsome new design inside and out
  • Deluxe packaging, including a full-linen case, ribbon marker, Smyth-sewn binding, printed endpapers, acid-free paper, and illustrations throughout
  • Photos and drawings reflecting Shakespeare's theatrical legacy
  • Line numbers marking every tenth line and footnote references
  • Both glossorial and explanatory notesappearing conveniently at the foot of the page


About the Author:
Stephen Orgel is the J. E. Reynolds Professor in Humanities at Stanford University. His books include The Authentic Shakespeare, Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England, and The Illusion of Power. In addition to his Shakespeare editions, he has edited works of Ben Jonson, Marlowe, and Milton.

A. R. Braunmuller is professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, where he teaches courses on English and European drama from 1500 to the present. He has written critical volumes on George Peele and George Chapman and has edited King John and Macbeth.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Penguin Putnam shows true strength of Will by gathering all the titles in its Pelican Shakespeare line into a single, beautiful volume, complete with cloth covers and a ribbon marker. (LJ 11/15/02) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140714494
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1974
Series:
Pelican Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1520
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.07(d)

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From the Publisher

"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

Meet the Author

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.

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The Complete Pelican Shakespeare 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
edw More than 1 year ago
I possess many volumes of "Complete Shakespeares", but if I was only able to keep one, this would be it. The binding, paper quality, type face, and readability are all the best. Hence a "five star" rating in all categories. If I were marooned on an island and could only have one book, without question it would be the Complete Pelican Shakespeare.
benkelley More than 1 year ago
Overall, a lovely production. All of the Bard's work is presented in highly readable format and type, annotated effectively. The essays preceding each work, and those opening the book overall, are excellent - while long-time readers of Shakespeare might not agree with every interpretation, they will find even the most disputable ones provocative. It's a big book, not designed for toting on a plane ride, but it's much more than a "reference" book. At least read the essays before tackling the plays or poems. They alone are worth much more than the price of the book!
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This is a massive tome, but it is a beautiful addition to any home library.
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