"A valuable addition to academic libraries at all levels."
-- CHOICE (October 1992)
"Classroom aids include lists of topics for discussion, ideas for research papers, and critical sources and media adaptations, making the work an excellent resource for teachers as well as for students. Both school and public libraries would be well advised to purchase this updated version."
--School Library Journal, April 2008
"Although designed for use by high school students and college undergraduates, the format will appeal to the general reader while the scholarly material makes it a good reference set for scholars. Teachers especially will find the suggestions for projects and research useful."
"Critical commentary is provided in summaries of traditional approaches to the plays as well as selected essays on different aspects of each work. The essays frequently provide the reader with contrasting approaches to understanding a particular work. The critical selections have been substantially increased for this edition but are not so numerous as to overwhelm the student user. The thematic index and suggestions for further reading indicate other avenues of research. The resulting guide will prove a useful starting point for users in high school and public libraries."
--Lawrence Looks at Books, December 2007
"The double-column format and judicious use of white space make the text easy to read. Students in middle school through graduate school will appreciate the rich array; recommended for school, academic, and public libraries. [Available electronically through Gale Virtual Reference Library.]"
--Library Journal, November 15, 2007