Shakespearean Criticism provides students, educators, theatergoers, and other interested readers with valuable insights into Shakespeare's drama and poetry. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and critical conversations about Shakespeare's works as literature and in performance. Each entry includes a set of previously published reviews, essays and other critical responses from sources that include scholarly books and journals, literary magazines, interviews, letters and diaries, carefully selected to create a representative history and cross-section of critical responses. Indexes to characters and major themes help students develop paper topics and locate suitable research materials. Students and teachers at all levels of study will benefit from this series, whether they seek information for class discussion and writing assignments, new perspectives on the works, or the most noteworthy analyses of Shakespeare's legacy.