The RSC Complete Works is an award-winning edition of the Complete Works, commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and developed in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan. This edition remains the bestselling Complete Works of Shakespeare available in the market. (Bookscan, 2013).
Developed in partnership with The Royal Shakespeare Company, this fresh new Complete Works combines the very latest scholarship with elegant writing and design. It boasts a wealth of features that will appeal to public and academic libraries, teachers, students and lovers of Shakespeare everywhere.
The RSC Complete Workswas awarded the Falstaff Award for Best Book of 2007.
Praise for The RSC Complete Works:
This new Complete Works from the RSC is a glorious edition of one of the world's most important books. It's the essential reference book for anyone who's ever been in love, felt jealousy, fear, hatred, or desire. All human life is here - and every home should have one - Dame Judi Dench
One of the virtues of the approach Bate and Rasmussen have taken is to offer fresh ways of presenting the plays- Peter Holland, Times Literary Supplement
Thanks to Bate and Rasmussen, we now have a rendering of the Complete Works that, in a rare publishing achievement, would also give complete satisfaction to the author himself - Robert McCrum, The Observer
A magnificent new volume - A. N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph
The Complete Works has become the one-volume Shakespeare of choice - Plays International
This outstanding new edition of Shakespeare's plays is the closest yet to the originals ... a new and thoroughly radical edition ... for actors and directors it will be incomparably useful, but for any curious reader of Shakespeare's plays it provides an invaluable guide to reading them not as novels or dramatic poems, but as they were intended to be read: blueprints for live performance- Richard Eyre, The Sunday Telegraph