Our second batch of individual titles - Macbeth, Lear, Winter's Tale, Antony and Cleopatra and Sonnets and other Poems - are published this week.
We are especially proud of the poetry volume: other editors have either published the sonnets and narrative poems separately (Penguin, Arden, Cambridge etc.) or produced a book of unwieldy bulk (Oxford). Ours not only has a better title than rivals ("narrative poems" is offputting and doesn't take into account the fact that 'Phoenix and Turtle' is elegiac rather than narrative), but is also neither skimpy on annotation nor too bulky - just under 400 pages - and yet it still has a lovely clean page, with just one sonnet per page.
Timely too, as the 400th anniversary of the first publication of the sonnets is now upon us: see this article in yesterday's London Times.