The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations : In this enjoyable addition to the renowned Arden Shakespeare series, The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations, compiled by Jane Armstrong, contains approximately 3000 quotations, both familiar and little-known, drawn from throughout Shakespeare's work, both plays and poems. The result is a rich and diverse collection which testifies both to the linguistic subtlety and the psychological insight displayed by this most protean of writers. The selection ranges from single lines containing a strikingly expressed thought or phrase, to longer extracts which convey the overwhelming beauty of Shakespeare's poetry, or the fluidity and complexity of his thought. Organized by topic and with a detailed keyword index giving access to individual phrases, The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations is both user-friendly and enjoyable for the casual reader. Quotations are selected for their intrinsic interest, with both speaker and play reference, and the context is explained where necessary. A separate index lists all the entries by play title and a glossary explains any unfamiliar terms.