Newly edited text and notes (glossary, production notes, interpretations) by leading scholarIllustrated throughout with photographs of costume designs, set renderings and productionsCD contains audio from scenes as performed through the years"What truly distinguishes these titles from other books, however, isthe emphasis on the plays in performance The really exciting featureof these editions is the audio CD that features recordings of famousactors" School Library Journal, Starred Review
David Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. Peter Holland is the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
'First there are accessible and interesting essays about how the plays have been performed and interpreted over the years. Then there is the text, with helpful notes on the facing pages. Finally - and most innovatively - there is a CD at the back, which provides many and various extracts from the play. Useful to anyone studying or teaching Shakespeare at secondary school or college level.' The Stage, (12 April 2007) 'This intriguing series focuses on Shakespeare in performance The books themselves are packed with information - photographs of key performances, essays on productions, and interviews with actors and directors. Opposite each play text an extensive glossary explains unfamiliar words, and the audio clips are marked alongside corresponding scenes The CDs reinforce the beauty and power of the language in performance, and will undoubtedly enhance anyone's understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays, as they were meant to be experienced.' The Good Book Guide, (May 2007) 'This new Shakespeare book and CD brings Shakespeare's plays leaping to life. This innovative format contains text, audio and illustration This is a revolutionary resource.' Bookseller, Back to School (8 June 2007) [Review of Richard III] 'A complete package for anyone wanting to study the play itself, and the performance dimension It is complemented by an excellent CD which includes narrative by Derek Jacobi set alongside contrasting performances from major productions of the play with some of the greatest stage interpretations of the Bard's work.' Publishing News, Back to School (1 June 2007)