The Portable Shakespeare

The Portable Shakespeare


  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142437940
  • 608 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


William Shakespeare’s plays revolutionized the English language and created some of the most important scenes in Western literature: Hamlet contemplating his mortality, Romeo romancing Juliet, Lear railing against his insanity into the storm, and King Henry V wandering among his soldiers on the eve of battle. With introductions and context from leading Shakespearean scholar Stephen Orgel, the essential works of the most important figure in English literature are collected here: nine complete plays, the most popular scenes and poems, as well as a glossary of 1,000 key words. With clear and authoritative texts from the Pelican Shakespeare series, this user-friendly edition will inspire students, thespians, poets, and general readers alike.

Table of Contents

The Portable ShakespeareIntroduction
Twelfth Night, or, What You Will
The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark
The Tempest

Selections from the Other Plays
The Taming of the Shrew
Love’s Labor’s Lost
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Merchant of Venice
Much Ado About Nothing
As You Like It
The History of Troilus and Cressida
Measure for Measure
The Winter’s Tale
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth
The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth
The Life of King Henry the Fifth
The Life of King Henry the Eighth
Romeo and Juliet
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice
King Lear
Antony and Cleopatra

Selections from the Sonnets

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