"This most problematic of Shakespeare's plays, a comedy filled with dark corners, has been beautifully presented by Laury Magnus and the late Bernice Kliman. Scholars will admire their editorial skill while students will benefit greatly from their ample notes, useful timeline of the play's plot, and cogent performance history. As the editors explain, the fiercely interlocked themes of the play--sex, money, justice, and religion--make this play a measure not only of Shakespeare's time but of our own."
--Anthony DiMatteo, New York Institute of TechnologyGeorge Lyman Kittredge's insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of this eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments--all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain the original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials.These plays are being made available by Focus Publishing with the permission of the Kittredge heirs.Laury Magnus is Professor of Humanities at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. She is editor of New Kittredge editions of "The Comedy of Errors" and "The Taming of the Shrew," and co-editor of "Romeo and Juliet."Bernice W. Kliman (1933-2011) edited New Kittredge editions of "Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet," and "Measure for Measure "and of "The Enfolded" Hamlets, and co-editor of "The Three-Text" Hamlet. In addition to books and articles on performance history, she published numerous notes and essays about the early history of editing. She was the coordinating editor of hamletworks.org.show more