Ivan R. Dee
Trim: 7 x 9¼
978-1-56663-570-7 • Hardback • March 2004 • $27.50 • (£20.99)
Robert Thomas Fallon is professor emeritus of English at La Salle University in Philadelphia. In addition to A Theatergoer's Guide to Shakespeare (which concerned itself largely with plot) and A Theatergoer's Guide to Shakespeare's Themes, he has written three books on John Milton. He lives in Lumberville, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
Each character profile is constructed as an informal...essay, with a minimum of footnotes, jargon, and arcane debates...
— Reference and Research Book News
The sketches Fallon offers increase our appreciation for the breathtaking scale of Shakespeare's achievement.
...Provides fans and students of the Bard with a companion guide to the people of his plays.
— Library Bookwatch
...Fallon writes without academic jargon, displaying a talent for making points clearly without patronizing...
— Library Journal
This lucid guide, free of academic jargon, will enhance the play-going experience of those less familiar with Shakespeare.
— Choice Reviews
— Daniel Leary; American Book Review
The richness of the Bard's characters, explored and explained