The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies

Each edition includes:

• printed version of the play
•Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
•Scene-by-scene plot summaries
•A key to famous lines and phrases
•An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
•An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
•Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Jeffrey Masten
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780671722951 | 
  • January 2006
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About the Author

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.