The Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form.
‘These elegant, uncomplicated single-volume editions allow readers, theatre-makers and students uncluttered access to the Folio versions of the plays. They make a far better starting point for study or staging of the plays than the conflated texts we've all carried around for years. Try them and you'll see.' - Tom Morris, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic
This edition accurately reproduces the text of the Shakespeare First Folio (1623), but in modern type. At a stroke the dust of ages is blown away and what Shakespeare actually intended is revealed to modern readers.
Now Shakespeareans everywhere - students, actors, directors - can see for themselves what the Folio really says.
As a further aid to understanding, on each opposing page the same text appears in a fully modernized version - a useful safety net whenever the Folio becomes problematic.
Each volume also contains:
- an introduction to the particular play
- textual notes
- an appendix giving variant versions from the Quarto where appropriate
- a facsimile page from the First Folio