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PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE Series



'B' 1 - 37





The complete works of Shakespeare printed by Penguin in 37 volumes. B1 'Twelfth Night' was published in April 1937, along with five others that month. The series ended with B37 in September 1959.

The Penguin Shakespeare series, was a collection of the plays in a text specially prepared by G. B. Harrison, who edited the whole series. Dr Harrison equipped each volume with a comprehensive set of notes, a glossary and biography.

The original cover design (used in volumes 1 - 21) was by Edward Young, and he also used Times Roman type font. The illustration on the front cover is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings. Jan Tschichold designed the cover of volumes 22 -37, with portraits by Reynolds Stone.



Information and cover photographs of the PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE Series:

Number: B1
Series No.: B1
Title: TWELFTH NIGHT
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 22 April 1937
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B2
Series No.: B2
Title: THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 22 April 1937
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B3
Series No.: B3
Title: HENRY THE FIFTH
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 22 April 1937
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B4
Series No.: B4
Title: THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 22 April 1937
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B5
Series No.: B5
Title: AS YOU LIKE IT
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 22 April 1937
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B6
Series No.: B6
Title: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 22 April 1937
Pages: 112pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B7
Series No.: B7
Title: THE TEMPEST
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 6 August 1937
Pages: 112pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B8
Series No.: B8
Title: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 6 August 1937
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B9
Series No.: B9
Title: RICHARD THE SECOND
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 6 August 1937
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B10
Series No.: B10
Title: ROMEO AND JULIET
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 6 August 1937
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B11
Series No.: B11
Title: JULIUS CAESAR
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 6 August 1937
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B12
Series No.: B12
Title: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 6 August 1937
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B13
Series No.: B13
Title: HENRY THE FOURTH, PART ONE
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 8 April 1938
Pages: 142pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B14
Series No.: B14
Title: HENRY THE FOURTH, PART TWO
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 8 April 1938
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B15
Series No.: B15
Title: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 8 April 1938
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B16
Series No.: B16
Title: OTHELLO
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 8 April 1938
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B17
Series No.: B17
Title: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 8 April 1938
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B18
Series No.: B18
Title: THE SONNETS and A LOVER'S COMPLAINT
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: 8 April 1938
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Purnell and Sons Ltd
Price: 6d.
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B19
Series No.: B19
Title: THE WINTER'S TALE
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: September 1947
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 1/-
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B20
Series No.: B20
Title: THE TRAGEDY OF CORIOLANUS
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: September 1947
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 1/-
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B21
Series No.: B21
Title: THE TRAGEDY OF TROYLUS AND CRESSIDA
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: September 1947
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 1/-
The cover portrait is a wood-carving by Robert Gibbings.
Number: B22
Series No.: B22
Title: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: October 1951
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B23
Series No.: B23
Title: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: August 1953
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B24
Series No.: B24
Title: RICHARD THE THIRD
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: November 1953
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B25
Series No.: B25
Title: MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: June 1954
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B26
Series No.: B26
Title: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: October 1955
Pages: 96pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B27
Series No.: B27
Title: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: October 1955
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B28
Series No.: B28
Title: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: February 1957
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B29
Series No.: B29
Title: TIMON OF ATHENS
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: September 1956
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B30
Series No.: B30
Title: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: October 1956
Pages: 112pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B31
Series No.: B31
Title: THE TRAGEDY OF CYMBELINE
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: May 1957
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B32
Series No.: B32
Title: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: September 1957
Pages: 124pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B33
Series No.: B33
Title: TITUS ANDRONICUS
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: February 1958
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B34
Series No.: B34
Title: HENRY VIII
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: February 1958
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B35
Series No.: B35
Title: PERICLES
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: September 1958
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B36
Series No.: B36
Title: HENRY VI, Part One, Two and Three
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: March 1959
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 5/-
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone
Number: B37
Series No.: B37
Title: THE NARRATIVE POEMS
Author: William Shakespeare
Series Editor: Dr G. B. Harrison
Date Published: September 1959
Pages: 168pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Portraits on the cover and on the title page were engraved by Reynolds Stone



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