Used and recommended by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this user-friendly dictionary contains more than 1,000 entries. Each play has its own entry containing a plot summary, a list of characters, possible sources, and a stage history.* USEFUL INTRODUCTION. Briefly profiles William Shakespeare and the particular play, and provides explanations of Shakespeare's language so that students have the needed background for further study. * READER-FRIENDLY FORMAT. Puts Shakespeare's text on the right-hand page; clear and concise notes and definitions on the left-hand page. * HELPFUL READER'S NOTES THROUGHOUT. Keep students from getting "stuck" on difficult passages. * THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTIONS/WRITING ASSIGNMENTS. Develop comprehension and keep students tuned in throughout the entire play. * INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL. Provides a wealth of background, including a production history, teaching approaches, answers to questions, and quizzes.