Fandex celebrates the plays, the plots, the poetry--and obsession, conspiracy, madness, sorcery, murder, yearning and bloodshed. A chronology from The First Part of Henry VI, with its detailed staging of warfare, to the sublime allegory of The Tempest, here is the hesitation of Hamlet. The absolute evil of Iago. Macbeth's ambition, Lear's blind pride, Falstaff's Mockery, Juliet's passion. Illustrated with a fascinating mix of historic paintings and photographs of actors in their definitive roles, SHAKESPEARE puts the Bard and his every play in the palm of your hand.