Measure for Measure Author:Shakespeare The Pelican Shakespeare has been planned to present in a convenient and inexpensive format a thoroughly sound text of Shakespeare's plays. — Each play is presented as a separate volume, edited by a specialist. The text follows the most authoritative early version available, departing from its readings only where emendation is essential and justif... more »ied. In order to represent the uninterrupted action on the Elizabethan stage, expansion of the original stage directions is held to a minimum. For convenience and reference, the standard act-scene numbering is supplied marginally, and notes are printed on the same page as the text they elucidate without marring the well-designed appearance of the page.
Each volume contains an introduction to the play by the editor, and a brief account of Shakespeare and His Stage and a note on The Text of the Plays by the general editor.« less