This four-volume Companion to Shakespeare's Works,
compiled as a single entity, offers a uniquely comprehensive snapshot of current Shakespeare criticism.
- Organized in relation to generic categories: namely, the tragedies, the histories, the comedies, and the poems, problem comedies and late plays.
- Brings together new essays from a diverse, international group of scholars.
- Examines each of Shakespeare’s plays and major poems using all the resources of contemporary criticism from performance studies to feminist, historicist, and textual analyses.
- Complements David Scott Kastan's A Companion to Shakespeare (1999), which focused on Shakespeare as an author in his historical context.
- Offers a provocative roadmap to Shakespeare studies.