Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Editions: Pelican Shakespeare Gets a Facelift

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:45 PM

click to enlarge THE MIDSUMMER OF SHAKESPEARE
  • The Midsummer of Shakespeare
Looks like Arthur Miller isn't the only playwright getting some Penguin love this summer. The Pelican Shakespeare line's also getting a whole new look.
click to enlarge What You Will...
  • What You Will...


 I'm not going to pretend to know enough about previous editions to comment on what's changed other than the cover illustrations. The introductory essays are light reading and full of fun facts about everything from Elizabethan economics and theater's capitalist roots to the way performance changed as it moved indoors.
The best stuff addresses the silliness and snobbery that informs the most common authorship conspiracies. 
There's probably nothing new here for the Shakespearienced. But if you're looking for some new editions, here you go

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