The dramatic concluding months of The Wars of the Roses provide the setting for Shakespeare s incomparable saga of power and intrigue.
Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from "William Shakespeare: Complete Works." Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare s theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare s life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
Praise for "William Shakespeare: Complete Works"
A remarkable edition, one that makes Shakespeare s extraordinary accomplishment more vivid than ever.
James Shapiro, professor, Columbia University, bestselling author of "A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599"
Two eminent Shakespeareans . . . have applied modern editing techniques and recent scholarship to correct and update the First Folio. . . . Superb.
" The New York Times"
A feast of literary and historical information.
" The Wall Street Journal"
I look forward to using it over many years, enjoying Bate s perceptive comments, trusting Rasmussen s textual scholarship.
Peter Holland, president of the Shakespeare Association of America and editor of "Shakespeare Survey""
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