- Hardcover: 1014 pages
- Publisher: Fine Communications (May 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1567312578
- ISBN-13: 978-1567312577
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 6.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,715,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Reader's Encyclopedia of Shakespeare Hardcover – May, 1998
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And one thousand pages for $15? C'mon, this is well worth the price of a pizza! Of course, this is not something you would read word for word, but I have used it more than once to help me understand a play that I was about to see. However, you need to set aside the better part of an hour to read the article on the history and background of any one of his plays. There is also plenty of info on his other writings, including the sonnets. Besides visiting the reconstructed Globe theatre (which I have had the privilege of doing), owning this book is the only other requirement for the serious Shakespearean student/fan.
My sole complaint is that the lettering is rather small (is is 7 pt or 8 pt? my eyes couldn't tell--ouch!). But hey, what do you expect for $15? A 2,000-page book?