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Oxford Companion Guide to Shakespeare,
This review is from: The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (Oxford Companions) (Paperback)
If you are a Shakespeare scholar or are looking for new analyses and critiques of the plays, you won't find them here. If you are an appreciator of the drama currently and formerly enacted based loosely or otherwise on the Bards work, then this is the book for you. It is approachable and demystifying of the plays, it goes into detail on the production histories and is intelligently illustrated. It is not the last word, what could be? It may be the first word you should read when examining Shakespearean drama.
In short, if you are a general consumer of drama and have an interest in getting to grips more effectively with Shakespeare this is the book for you. If you could lecture on the subject, I expect you will need to look elsewhere.