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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King’s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would... Read More

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As You Like It
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Frances E. Dolan, Introduction by Frances E. Dolan
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 13, 2017
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313023-9 (0-14-313023-4)

 The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel
 
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a... Read more






Henry V
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Claire McEachern, Introduction by Claire McEachern
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 13, 2017
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313024-6 (0-14-313024-2)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel
 
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a... Read more






The Merchant of Venice
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by A. R. Braunmuller, Introduction by A. R. Braunmuller
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 13, 2017
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313022-2 (0-14-313022-6)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel
 
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a... Read more






Richard III
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Peter Holland, Introduction by Peter Holland
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 13, 2017
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313025-3 (0-14-313025-0)

An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features:  Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling and... Read more






Henry IV, Part 1
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Claire McEachern, Introduction by Claire McEachern
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 4, 2017
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313020-8 (0-14-313020-X)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel
 
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a... Read more






Much Ado About Nothing
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Peter Holland, Introduction by Peter Holland
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 4, 2017
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313018-5 (0-14-313018-8)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design
 
The Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note... Read more






Richard II
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Frances E. Dolan, Introduction by Frances E. Dolan
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 4, 2017
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313021-5 (0-14-313021-8)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design
 
The Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note... Read more






Titus Andronicus
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Russ Mcdonald, Introduction by Russ Mcdonald
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 4, 2017
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313019-2 (0-14-313019-6)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design
 
The Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note... Read more






Julius Caesar
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by William Montgomery, Introduction by Douglas Trevor
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2016
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312860-1 (0-14-312860-4)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

This edition of Julius Caesar is edited by William Montgomery with an introduction by Douglas Trevor and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The legendary Pelican Shakespeare... Read more






The Tempest
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Peter Holland, Introduction by Peter Holland
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2016
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312863-2 (0-14-312863-9)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design
 
This edition of The Tempest is edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Holland and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series... Read more






The Taming of the Shrew
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Stephen Orgel, Introduction by Stephen Orgel
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 2016
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312862-5 (0-14-312862-0)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

This edition of The Taming of the Shrew is edited with an introduction and notes by series editor Stephen Orgel and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare... Read more






Othello
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Russ Mcdonald, Introduction by Russ Mcdonald
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | October 2016
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312861-8 (0-14-312861-2)

The New York Theater Workshop's production of Othello, starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, and directed by Tony award-winning director Sam Gold, opens in November. This production is sponsored in part by The Pelican Shakespeare series and Penguin Classics.
  

This edition of Othello is edited with an introduction and notes by Russ McDonald and was... Read more






A Midsummer Night's Dream
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Russ Mcdonald, Introduction by Russ Mcdonald
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2016
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312858-8 (0-14-312858-2)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

This edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is edited with an introduction by Russ McDonald and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.
 
The legendary... Read more






Romeo and Juliet: A Coloring Classic
Written by William Shakespeare, Illustrated by Bethan Janine and Renia Metallinou
Doubleday Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | July 2016
$15.99/21.99(Canada) | 978-1-5247-0114-7 (1-5247-0114-9)

Bring to life the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet in this wonderfully romantic coloring book. Beautifully detailed linework combines with iconic quotations to perfectly capture the passion and tragedy of literature's greatest pair of star-crossed lovers. Features a gorgeous foiled cover! Read more






Twelfth Night
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Jonathan Crewe, Introduction by Jonathan Crewe
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2016
$8.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312859-5 (0-14-312859-0)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design
 
This edition of Twelfth Night is edited with an introduction by Jonathan Crewe and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.
 
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series... Read more






Hamlet
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by A. R. Braunmuller, Introduction by A. R. Braunmuller
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2016
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312854-0 (0-14-312854-X)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

This edition of Hamlet is edited with an introduction by series editor A. R. Braunmuller and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The legendary Pelican Shakespeare... Read more






King Lear
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Stephen Orgel, Introduction by Stephen Orgel
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2016
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312855-7 (0-14-312855-8)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design
 
This edition of King Lear presents a conflated text, combining the 1608 Quarto and 1623 Folio Texts, edited with an introduction by series editor Stephen Orgel and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the... Read more






Macbeth
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Stephen Orgel, Introduction by Stephen Orgel
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2016
$9.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312856-4 (0-14-312856-6)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

This edition of Macbeth is edited with an introduction by series editor Stephen Orgel. and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series. Cover artist Manuja Waldia received a... Read more






Romeo and Juliet
Written by William Shakespeare, Series edited by Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, Edited by Peter Holland, Introduction by Peter Holland
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2016
$8.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312857-1 (0-14-312857-4)

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

This edition of Romeo and Juliet is edited with an introduction by Peter Holland and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.
 
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare... Read more






Macbeth #killingit
Written by William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone
Random House Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | January 2016
$9.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-53880-9 (0-553-53880-2)

Macbeth, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if that tragic couple, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
A prophecy from three witches.
A social-climbing... Read more






A Midsummer Night #nofilter
Written by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright
Random House Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | January 2016
$9.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-53882-3 (0-553-53882-9)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if the fairies and star-crossed lovers of the forest had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
Four lovers who... Read more






srsly Hamlet
Written by William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone
Random House Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | May 2015
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-53538-9 (0-553-53538-2)

Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
A kingdom on the brink... Read more






YOLO Juliet
Written by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright
Random House Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | May 2015
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-53539-6 (0-553-53539-0)

Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
Two families at war... Read more






Romeo and Juliet
Written by William Shakespeare
Ember | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-74367-9 (0-385-74367-X)

This exclusive edition of Romeo and Juliet includes William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as well as the newly adapted screenplay by the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes. The full-color photo insert of the film’s cast features Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet, Douglas Booth as Romeo, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Benvolio, Ed Westwick as...

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Five Revenge Tragedies
Written by William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, John Marston, Thomas Kyd and Henry Chettle
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2012
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119227-7 (0-14-119227-5)

A new, authoritative edition of five classic revenge plays
 

As the Elizabethan era gave way to the reign of James I, England grappled with corruption within the royal court and widespread religious anxiety. Dramatists responded with morally complex plays of dark wit and violent spectacle, exploring the nature of death, the... Read more





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