The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays will give you the run-down! Chapters provide you with a quick summary, introduction to the most prominent characters, and an annotated guide to the play itself. Sidebars define Shakespearean or historical terms, while "line by line" & "immortal speeches" boxes provide additional context to famous quotes. Notes on staging and modern views are also integrated. Finally a "The Least You Need to Know" section provides bullet-pointed essentials. 348 indexed pages, softcover.