New Cambridge Shakespeare's 2012 re-launch
Romeo and Juliet
The New Cambridge Shakespeare, for decades a staple for students and enthusiasts alike, has been re-launched in time to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday on 23 April and events for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Comprising 41 books in total, the series now includes all of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets and poems with the final publication of The Two Noble Kinsmen. Over the years, the majority of titles have gone into revised editions. Now several more have been updated, and all feature a new series cover design, with colourful photographic images dominating the new look, each themed to the text in question.
The re-launch on 1 April marks the start of a season of events devoted to the key dramatic figure of the Cultural Olympiad. The World Shakespeare Festival, a huge collaboration between UK and international arts organisations and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, celebrates Shakespeare as the world's playwright throughout April-November. The BBC's Shakespeare season will feature a range of new adaptations, learning resources and documentaries and The Globe Theatre will launch its ‘Globe to Globe' programme in April, hosting 38 international theatre companies, with each play performed in a different language.
A webinar will be held in association with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on 23 April entitled ‘Making Shakespeare.'
Further information about the series can be found at www.cambridge.org/ncs