I'd read a lot of Shakespeare essays, to the point of becoming bored. Yes. How refreshing to find some new thinking on R and J--and Macbeth as well. AND the essays are entertaining. Side bar: If you get the chance to see Mr. Blixt's play about Caesar, Eve of Ides, GO! Blixt "gets" Shakespeare--whoever he was. I'd love to see him research the Oxford theory. I'm about to take on Master of Verona. Just needed to clear some time for it because it's long, and, since I now really appreciate Mr. Blixt's work, I want to give it the attention it no doubt deserves. To sum up: Read this author, see his play(s?).