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Signet Classic Shakespeare
General Editor: Sylvan Barnet

The newly revised Signet Classics Shakespeare series features the work of world's greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars. Titles in the series come in compact, affordable mass market paperback editions.

The Signet Classics Shakespeare titles include: both historical and thoroughly contemporary critical commentary on such issues as feminist, political, and theatrical interpretations of the plays; an essay on Shakespeare's life and times; source materials; extensive bibliographies; footnotes; and essays on the performance or stage history of each play.

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Sylvan Barnet, the general editor of the Signet Classics Shakespeare, holds a bachelor's degree from New York University and a Ph.D from Harvard University. He is now professor emeritus at Tufts University, where he served as chair of the English department for two terms.

Barnet is the author of numerous articles on Shakespeare, and of A SHORT GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE, as well as the editor and co-editor of several textbooks. He has also published a book on Zen art, and several essays on Japanese art.