Books abouth the Bard

Here's are selection of essential reading around and about Shakespeare, our author of the month for April.

A Shakespearean Botanical

Margaret Willes

From the publisher:

Taking fifty quotations centring on flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables, this book marries the beauty of Shakespeare’s lines with charming contemporary renderings of the ...

Hamlet: Fold on Fold

Gabriel Josipovici

From the publisher:

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is probably the best-known and most commented upon work of literature in Western culture. The paradox is that it is at once utterly familiar ...


Mark van Doren, introduction by David Lehman

From the publisher:

Doren deftly guides the reader though the sometime labyrinthine intricacies of Shakespeare’s rich and strange language, the better to reveal the mysteries at the heart of ...