The Complete Pelican Shakespeare

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Hardcover
$80.00 US
7.42"W x 9.5"H x 2.4"D  
On sale Oct 01, 2002 | 1824 Pages | 978-0-14-100058-9
| Grades 9-12 + AP/IB
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 (1564–1616) was a poet, playwright, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language. Often referred to as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare's vast body of work includes comedic, tragic, and historical plays; poems; and 154 sonnets. His dramatic works have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. View titles by William Shakespeare
Editors
Acknowledgments
Publisher's Note
The Opening Pages of the Folio of 1623
The Quartos

General Introduction
The Shakespearian Theater World
William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon, Gentleman
The Texts of Shakespeare
A Comparative Table

Nondramatic Poetry
The Narrative Poems - edited by Jonathan Crewe:
Venus and Adonis
Lucrece
The Phoenix and the Turtle
The Passionate Pilgrim
A Lover's Complaint

The Sonnets - edited by Stephen Orgel with an Introduction by John Hollander
Index of First Lines to The Sonnets

Comedies
The Two Gentlemen of Verona - edited by Mary Beth Rose
The Taming of the Shrew - edited by Stephen Orgel
The Comedy of Errors - edited by Frances E. Dolan
Love's Labor's Lost - edited by Peter Holland
A Midsummer Night's Dream - edited by Russ McDonald
The Merchant of Venice - edited by A.R. Braunmuller
The Merry Wives of Windsow - edited by Russ McDonald
Much Ado About Nothing - edited by Peter Holland
As You Like It - edited by Frances E. Dolan
Twelfth Night, or, What You Will - edited by Jonathan Crewe
The History of Troilus and Cressida - edited by Jonathan Crewe
Measure for Measure - edited by Jonathan Crewe
All's Well That Ends Well - edited by Claire McEachern
Pericles Prince of Tyre - edited by Stephen Orgel
Cymbeline - edited by Peter Holland
The Winter's Tale - edited by Frances E. Dolan
The Tempest - edited by Peter Holland

Histories
Genealogical Chart
Monarchs of England
The First Part of Henry the Sixth - edited by William Montgomery with an Introduction by Janis Lull
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth - edited by William Montgomery with an Introduction by Janis Lull
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth - edited by William Montgomery with an Introduction by Janis Lull
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third - edited by Peter Holland
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second - edited by Frances E. Dolan
The Life and Death of King John - edited by Claire McEachern
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth - edited by Claire McEachern
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth - edited by Claire McEachern
The Life of King Henry the Fifth - edited by Claire McEachern
The Life of King Henry the Eighth - edited by Jonathan Crewe

Tragedies
Titus Andronicus - edited by Russ McDonald
Romeo and Juliet - edited by Peter Holland
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - edited by William Montgomery with an Introduction by Douglas Trevor
The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark - edited by A.R. Braunmuller
The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice - edited by Russ McDonald
The Life of Timon of Athens - edited by Frances E. Dolan
King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts - edited by Stephen Orgel
King Lear: A Conflated Text - edited by Stephen Orgel
Macbeth - edited by Stephen Orgel
Antony and Cleopatra - edited by A.R. Braunmuller
The Tragedy of Coriolanus - edited by Jonathan Crewe
Index of Songs

"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 

About

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.

Author

William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was a poet, playwright, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language. Often referred to as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare's vast body of work includes comedic, tragic, and historical plays; poems; and 154 sonnets. His dramatic works have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. View titles by William Shakespeare

Table of Contents

Editors
Acknowledgments
Publisher's Note
The Opening Pages of the Folio of 1623
The Quartos

General Introduction
The Shakespearian Theater World
William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon, Gentleman
The Texts of Shakespeare
A Comparative Table

Nondramatic Poetry
The Narrative Poems - edited by Jonathan Crewe:
Venus and Adonis
Lucrece
The Phoenix and the Turtle
The Passionate Pilgrim
A Lover's Complaint

The Sonnets - edited by Stephen Orgel with an Introduction by John Hollander
Index of First Lines to The Sonnets

Comedies
The Two Gentlemen of Verona - edited by Mary Beth Rose
The Taming of the Shrew - edited by Stephen Orgel
The Comedy of Errors - edited by Frances E. Dolan
Love's Labor's Lost - edited by Peter Holland
A Midsummer Night's Dream - edited by Russ McDonald
The Merchant of Venice - edited by A.R. Braunmuller
The Merry Wives of Windsow - edited by Russ McDonald
Much Ado About Nothing - edited by Peter Holland
As You Like It - edited by Frances E. Dolan
Twelfth Night, or, What You Will - edited by Jonathan Crewe
The History of Troilus and Cressida - edited by Jonathan Crewe
Measure for Measure - edited by Jonathan Crewe
All's Well That Ends Well - edited by Claire McEachern
Pericles Prince of Tyre - edited by Stephen Orgel
Cymbeline - edited by Peter Holland
The Winter's Tale - edited by Frances E. Dolan
The Tempest - edited by Peter Holland

Histories
Genealogical Chart
Monarchs of England
The First Part of Henry the Sixth - edited by William Montgomery with an Introduction by Janis Lull
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth - edited by William Montgomery with an Introduction by Janis Lull
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth - edited by William Montgomery with an Introduction by Janis Lull
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third - edited by Peter Holland
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second - edited by Frances E. Dolan
The Life and Death of King John - edited by Claire McEachern
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth - edited by Claire McEachern
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth - edited by Claire McEachern
The Life of King Henry the Fifth - edited by Claire McEachern
The Life of King Henry the Eighth - edited by Jonathan Crewe

Tragedies
Titus Andronicus - edited by Russ McDonald
Romeo and Juliet - edited by Peter Holland
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - edited by William Montgomery with an Introduction by Douglas Trevor
The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark - edited by A.R. Braunmuller
The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice - edited by Russ McDonald
The Life of Timon of Athens - edited by Frances E. Dolan
King Lear: The 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts - edited by Stephen Orgel
King Lear: A Conflated Text - edited by Stephen Orgel
Macbeth - edited by Stephen Orgel
Antony and Cleopatra - edited by A.R. Braunmuller
The Tragedy of Coriolanus - edited by Jonathan Crewe
Index of Songs

Praise

"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 

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