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,
Peter Holland (editor) was director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, and a professor of Shakespeare studies at the University of Birmingham. He is now McMeel Family Chair of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
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