The Who's Who series offers complete coverage of the many thousands of characters from the world's greatest and most enduring literary, religious, and folklore traditions. Alphabetically arranged for easy accessibility, the engagingly written entries provide much more detail than can be found in standard reference sources, making these book wonderful additions to any home library. Ideal for lovers of the classics and browsers alike, these books place a wealth of information right at the reader's fingertips.
Completely comprehensive, this unique guide provides accessible and in-depth coverage of every character mentioned in the Shakespearian canon. From famous characters such as Othello, Hamlet, and Juliet to the most minor spear carriers, clowns, and merchants, Who's Who in Shakespeare offers readers detailed information that will both fascinate and enlighten. Each of the over one thousand entries provides a summary of the character and establishes his or her importance in the action of the play. Also included are many quotations by Shakespeare's early critics, such as Johnson, Coleridge, and Hazlitt, as well as references to famous stagings of the play. An indispensable guide for anyone interested in Shakepeare and the interaction of the Bard's characters and plots, Who's Who in Shakespeare will show why we continue to discuss these extraorinary creations as we do our friends and enemies.