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 detailed note on the text used.
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
died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church,
Russ McDonald is a professor of English in Goldsmiths College at the University of London. He is the author of The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare. He has served as a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America and was a director of the Teaching Shakespeare Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
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