The Wisdom of William Shakespeare

The playwright Ben Jonson said William Shakespeare was not “of an age but for all time.” The most influential and oft-quoted figure in English literature, Shakespeare reveals an uncanny understanding of human behavior, and he imparts his wisdom through the varied voices of his characters. His thoughts on love, friendship, power, politics, injustice, education, humanity, life, death, and grief, here organized by subject, collectively demonstrate that no writer before or since has captured so well the motivations that drive our behavior. In this invaluable collection, scholars and enthusiasts alike will find an easy-to-use and comprehensive guide to the Bard of Avon.