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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
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“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
 
“Here is an elegant and clear text for either study or the rehearsal room.”—Sir Patrick Stewart

This major new complete edition of Shakespeare’s works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship and features a substantial introduction examining textual and literary-historical issues before each play and poem collection. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. With The Complete Pelican Shakespeare, discover the works of William Shakespeare as never before in this beautiful, approachable collection of the Bard of Avon’s most famous works.

Penguin Classics is the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, representing a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About 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.

Praise For…


"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 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780141000589
ISBN-10: 0141000589
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: October 1st, 2002
Pages: 1824
Language: English
Series: The Pelican Shakespeare