This legendary book by an esteemed poet and beloved professor at Columbia University features a series of smart, witty, deeply perceptive essays about each of Shakespeare's plays, together with a further discussion of the poems. Writing with an incomparable knowledge of his subject but without a hint of pedantry, Van Doren elucidates both the astonishing boldness and myriad subtleties of Shakespeare's protean art. His Shakespeare is a book to be treasured by both new and longtime students of the Bard.

Shakespeare 2005, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590171684

Trade paperback

Shakespeare. 1982, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313235368