A remarkable edition, one that makes Shakespeares extraordinary accomplishment more vivid than ever.James Shapiro, professor, Columbia University, bestselling author of A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599 A feast of literary and historical information.The Wall Street Journal
William Shakespeare was born in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Janette Dillon, the introducer, is Professor of Drama at the University of Nottingham. Barbara Everett, the original textual editor, has held academic posts at both Oxford and Cambridge.