I have been reading some of Shakespeare's plays. While shopping on vacation I found the perfect accompaniment to reading Shakespearean literature: The Shakespeare Encyclopedia. I'm very muchly looking forward to reading each section on each play, because it will help me understand the plays so much better. It can, at times, be hard to follow the story lines because there aren't really any descriptions, save for what the characters themselves say. This book explains the message or meaning behind each play and sonnet.