Textbooks

Required Text

The Complete Pelican Shakespeare
Stephen Orgel & A. R. Braunmuller, et al eds.


Alternate Texts

You will need a fully-annotated, one-volume Shakespeare for this class. I recommend The Complete Pelican Shakespeare, but you may substitute another edition with my approval. If your edition doesn’t have adequate footnotes, I won’t approve it. Editions that do meet my approval include the following:

The Norton Shakespeare
(3rd edition — 2015)
Stephen Greenblatt, et al, eds.
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
(7th edition — 2016)
David Bevington, ed.


William Shakespeare Complete Works
(Modern Library — 2007)
Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen eds.
The Riverside Shakespeare
(2nd edition — 1996)
G. Blakemore Evans, et al eds.


Single-Volume Editions

You may find single-volume editors of the plays more practical for classroom use than a Complete Works edition. Here are the individual Pelican Shakespeare editions for the six plays we will read this semester.

The Taming of the Shrew
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Twelfth Night






King Lear
Macbeth
The Winter’s Tale

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