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PENGUIN SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY




THIS PAGE 'SL' S1 - S18





These books were intended as a new set of commentaries printed under the series heading of 'The Penguin Shakespeare Library', ('SL') to accompany the 'New Penguin Shakespeare' series ('NS') which commenced in April 1967. This series was launched in April 1967 with Shakespeare and the Idea of the Play by Anne Righter. The first two books, however bear the numbers 'PSL1' and 'PSL2', with the 'P' for Penguin being dropped after that.





Information and cover photographs of Penguin Shakespeare Library Series:

Number: SL1
Series No.: SL1 [PSL1]
Title: SHAKESPEARE AND THE IDEA OF THE PLAY
Author: Anne Righter
Cover illustration: photo by Alan Spain and Nelson Christmas
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: April 1967
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: SL2
Series No.: SL2 [PSL2]
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES; An anthology of modern criticism
Edited: by Lawrence Lerner
Cover illustration: photo by Alan Spain and Nelson Christmas
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: April 1967
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Number: SL3
Series No.: SL3
Title: ELIZABETHAN LOVE STORIES
Edited: with an introduction and glossary by Terence John Bew Spencer
Cover illustration: detail from 'An Allegorical Love Feast' by Peter Pourbus; photo by Rodney Todd-White (Wallace Collection)
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: February 1968
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: SL4
Series No.: SL4
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S PLUTARCH: The Lives of Julius Caesar, Brutus, Marcus Antonius and Coriolanus
Edited: with introduction and glossary by Terence John Bew Spencer
Translated: by Sir Thomas North
Cover: shows detail from "The Vase Bearer' by Mantegna
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: April 1968
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 10/6d.
Previously published as a Peregrine, No. Y43 in March 1964
Number: SL5
Series No.: SL5
Title: LIFE IN SHAKESPEARE'S ENGLAND - A Book of Elizabethan Prose
Author: J. Dover Wilson
Illustrations: 8 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Cover illustration: detail from Joris Hoefnagel's A Marriage Fête at Bermondsey, photo Rodney Todd-White
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: October 1968
Pages: 360pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
Previously published as a Pelican, No. A143 in August 1944
Number: SL6
Series No.: SL6
Title: SHAKESPEARE: THE POET AND HIS BACKGROUND
Author: Peter Quennell
Illustrations: 8 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Cover illustration: shows detail from Ball at the Englis Court, by an unknown artist
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: March 1969
Pages: 368pp. + 8pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 50p 10/-
Number: SL7
Series No.: SL7
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS IN PERFORMANCE
Author: John Russell Brown
Illustrations: 12 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
Cover illustration: detail from 'David Garrick as Richard III' by William Hogarth (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: March 1969
Pages: 272pp. + 12pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
Number: SL8
Series No.: SL8
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDIES - An Anthology of Modern Criticism
Edited: by Laurence Lerner
Cover illustration: shows 'Lear Grasping Sword' by William Blake (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: October 1968
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 5/-
Previously published as a Pelican, No. A645 in January 1954
Number: SL9
Series No.: SL9
Title: DR JOHNSON ON SHAKESPEARE
Edited: with an introduction by W. K. Wimsatt
Cover illustration: engraved portrait of Samuel Johnson by T. Trottner (British Museum)
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: March 1969
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 25p 5/-
Number: SL10
Series No.: SL10
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S PROBLEM COMEDIES
Author: William Witherle Lawrence
Cover illustration: shows detail from 'Thomas, Earl of Arundel' by Daniel Mytens (Duke of Norfolk Collection)
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: March 1969
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 30p 6/-
Number: SL11
Series No.: SL11
Title: A SHAKESPEARE COMPANION
Author: F. E. Halliday
Cover: shows detail from 'Garrick unveiling a term of Shakespeare and the Ephesian Diana', enamel on gold, by J. Howes after Cipriani (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.)
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: November 1969
Pages: 576pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 60p 12/-
Previously published as a Reference book, R27 in May 1964
Number: SL12
Series No.: SL12
Title: SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE: An anthology of Bernard Shaw's writings on the plays and production of Shakespeare
Edited: with an introduction by Edwin Wilson
Cover: shows detail from a portrait of G. B. Shaw by Augustus John
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: October 1969
Pages:
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 60p 12/-
Number: SL13
Series No.: SL13
Title: COLERIDGE ON SHAKESPEARE: A slecetion of the Essays, Notes and Lectures of Samuel Taylor Coleridge on the poems and plays of Shakespeare
Edited: and arranged by Terence Hawkes
Introduction: by Alfred Harbage
Cover: shows detail from aportrait of Samuel Tayloer Coleridge by Peter Vandyke
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: October 1969
Pages: 290pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 60p 12/-
Number: SL14
Series No.: SL14
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY PLAYS
Author: E. M. W. Tillyard
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Cover: shows detail from 'The Earl Marshal's challenge to the Earl of Derby' taken from a fifteenth-century MS of Froissart's Chronicle (British Museum, London)
Date Published: January 1970 [printed date: 1969]
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 65p 13/-
Previously published as a Peregrine, No. Y4 in March 1962
Number: SL15
Series No.: SL15
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S PROBLEM PLAYS
Author: E. M. W. Tillyard
Cover: shows Hamlet and Ophelia from an engraved glass panel by John Hutton (Shakespere Centre, Stratford upon Avon), photograph by Rodney Todd-White
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: 1969
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 40p 8/-
Previously published as a Peregrine, No. Y53 in April 1965
Number: SL16
Series No.: SL16
Title: SHAKESPEARE IN EUROPE
Edited: by Oswald Le Winter
Cover: shows detail scene from 'The Winter's Tale' by Henry Fuseli
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: 1970
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 60p 12/-
Number: SL17
Series No.: SL17
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S LATER COMEDIES: An Anthology of Modern Criticism
Edited: by D. J. Palmer
Cover: shows detail from 'St Mark rescues the Saracen' by Tintoretto
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: 1971
Pages: 464pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 75p 15/-
Number: SL18
Series No.: SL18
Title: SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES: An Anthology of Modern Criticism
Edited: by William A. Armstrong
Cover: design by Germano Facetti shows the head of a gilt copper effigy of Richard II by Nicholas Broker and Godfrey Prest (Westminster Abbey), photograph by Chris Barker
Series Editor: Terence John Bew Spencer
Date Published: 1972
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press) Ltd
Price: 75p



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