The Shakespearean works are rich, deep, complex, layered, and often overwhelming. In these small booklets, we aim to present wee bits at a time instead of big pictures. That is, rather than a lengthy discussion of the powerful themes in King Lear, for instance, we might just look at the symbolic flowers and weeds in the play. Rather than discuss the meaning of Shylock in Merchant of Venice, we’ll take a look at the underlying significance of the “Jason and the Argonauts” motif that runs through the play. Rather than stand in awe of the general beauty of the compelling language, we’ll focus on specific imagery the author uses to evoke particular responses in us, the readers.
Looking at the wee bits, we believe, allows us to gain an even greater appreciation of the whole. Over time, these collectible booklets provide a valuable compendium of delightful and different journeys into the works.