"For libraries without the 1st edition...this is a worthwhile acquisition for those who would find a basic overview of Shakespeare's plays and characters useful."
American Reference Books Annual
"For high school libraries that need up-to-date biographical information about Shakespeare, including the latest dogma and the works included in his canon, this resource is a must-have."
“Like the original, the revised edition is clear, literate, and well researched, making it an excellent resource for undergraduates and other interested readers...knowledgeable, accessible...Recommended.”
"...a good choice for public, high-school, and undergraduate libraries."
"...an outstanding reference work...user-friendly...contains more than 3,000 well-written and informative entries on the bard...High school, undergraduate, and public libraries will find this reference useful..."
New England Theatre Journal
"...easily accessible...provide[s] a wealth of information on nearly every aspect of Shakespeare’s works...The wealth of clearly written information and the organization of the material make this a most invaluable resource in the library. Highly Recommended.”
Library Media Connection