Our Signet Classic Shakespeare Series was extensively revised in 1998. We offer the best of everything — unforgettable works edited by eminent Shakespeare scholars, comprehensive notes on the text, an essay on Shakespeare’s life and times, source material, critical commentaries, extensive bibliographies, and footnotes. And there’s more
— Grow with the times by including both historical and thoroughly contemporary critical commentary on such issues as feminist, political, and theatrical interpretations of the plays — with recent full-length essays by such respected scholars as Frank Kermode, Carolyn Heilbrun, Michael Goldman, Linda Bamber, and many others.
— Provide more bibliographic listings and more up-to-date and relevant listings of pertinent books and articles in the Suggested Reference Section than the competition offers.
— Feature essays on the Performance or Stage History of each play, written by Sylvan Barnet.
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