With new editors who have incorporated the most up-to-date scholarship, this revised Pelican Shakespeare series will be the premiere choice for students, professors, and general readers well into the twenty-first century.
Each volume features:
* Authoritative, reliable texts
* High quality introductions and notes
* New, more readable trade trim size
* An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts
Penguin released several top-shelf installations in its fab revamped "Pelican Shakespeare" series during 2000 but none more regal than this dual volume, which offers both the 1608 version of Lear as master Will originally wrote it and the edited-down 1623 version that we all know. Two texts plus a scholarly introduction and notes for under $5 make this the literary bargain of the year--compliments to Penguin for offering the Pelicans at prices affordable by all. (Classic Returns, LJ 3/1/00) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.