About this book
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, this is a new paperback edition of Shakespeare's complete works. The hardback edition has sold over 45,000 copies. Bate's introduction gives comprehensive theatrical, social, political and biographical context to the plays, and there are exemplary notes at the foot of each page that translate verbal and topical obscurities. Perfect for actors and directors, as well as the general reader. 'This is a glorious edition of one of the world's most important books.' Dame Judi Dench
Illustrated with photographs of performances chosen by RSC Directors, tis title features on-page notes which explain words and phrases unfamiliar to a modern audience. It is suitable for undergraduates or A-level students of Literature or Drama; lecturers or teachers of Literature or Drama.