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Announcement: Sourcebooks Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0192  Tuesday, 21 March 2006

From: 		Marie Macaisa <
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Date: 		Monday, 20 Mar 2006 20:52:00 -0600
Subject: 	Announcement: Sourcebooks Shakespeare

Sourcebooks is pleased to announce the publication of a new series of 
Shakespeare plays. The Sourcebooks Shakespeare brings Shakespeare's 
plays to life in a unique new book and CD format. Each Sourcebooks 
Shakespeare edition contains:

AUDIO
. Performance excerpts of important scenes from multiple productions, 
allowing the reader to hear and compare different interpretations of the 
play
. Introductory notes and explanation by Sir Derek Jacobi

TEXT
. full text of the play
. explanatory notes on the left-hand pages, next to the text
. notes on specific productions
. line references corresponding to each passage featured on the CD

ILLUSTRATIONS
. photographs and images from historical and contemporary productions
. costume designs
. set renderings
also on the left-hand pages, indexed to appropriate lines or scenes

ESSAYS
. a discussion of the play and popular culture by Prof. Doug Lanier
. an approach to "Speaking Shakespeare" by a former voice coach of the 
Royal Shakespeare Company, Andrew Wade, complete with audio component
. insights from the cast of a contemporary production. For example, the 
Actors from the London Stage talk about their Othello and the 2005 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater cast of Romeo and Juliet talk about their 
production.
. a discussion of key productions in the play's performance history by 
the text editor or other scholar
. a closer look at a particular production by a noted director or 
scholar. For example, Janet Suzman writes about her 1987 Johannesburg 
Othello and Prof. Peter Holland writes about Peter Brook's 1970 RSC 
production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

ADVISORY Editors for books in the series are Ms. Barbara Gaines, 
Artistic Director of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Mr. Michael Kahn, 
Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Professors 
Peter Holland and David Bevington. Please note that Professors Holland 
and Bevington are NOT the text editors, as was mistakenly communicated 
in a recent marketing email.

Upcoming books (and corresponding text editors) include:
A Midsummer Night's Dream -Terri Bourus, Indiana University
Julius Caesar - Robert Ormsby, University of Toronto
Macbeth - William Proctor Williams, University of Akron
Hamlet - Terri Bourus, Indiana University
Much Ado about Nothing - Jeffrey Kahan, University of La Verne
Richard III - William Proctor Williams, University of Akron
Othello - L. G. Black, Oxford University

The series is being distributed to colleges by Longman. For more 
information, please email 
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