"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them... show more
"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts
Publish date: January 1st 2000
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
This is one of Shakespeare's less known plays although it should not be. It is good and perhaps in the best half or so of his plays, but the reason I think that it is not so well known is because it is a complete gore fest. The first half of the book reads more like a horror story than a drama whe...
Why does everyone hate on Titus? Really, it is no less ridiculous than Romeo and Juliet.
This is certainly the goriest of Shakespeare plays that I have read. By the third act, I was reading only to see Titus avenged and I was not disappointed. This particular edition features an extensive 75-page introduction and comes with the history and the ballad that are related to this play (which...
What a bloodbath! My friend warned me about this play but I wasn't prepared for the carnage I witnessed, right from the first scene.This is so much more tragic than Hamlet. There were so many despicable characters too, especially Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Must have been difficult to act this play ...
Brutal. If this wasn't one of Shakespeare's plays, written in Elizabethan English, you'd swear it was a script for an Eli Roth splatter film.