Lois Potter, University of Delaware
"One would have to be [a] hardened and humourless reader not to enjoy this engaging and interesting book."
Andrew Hadfield, Around the Globe
"In his long and distinguished career, Holderness has been retelling Shakespeare, and in multiple forms: criticism, biography, fiction and poetry, and now, with this book, in a literary category of his own invention. He names it 'creative criticism', and his Tales from Shakespeare puts it into practice."
Margreta de Grazia, The Times Literary Supplement
"An invigorating reimagining of individual works and of the critical process itself, and a bold contribution to theoretical debates involving Shakespeare, the text and popular culture."
Heather C. Easterling, Renaissance Quarterly
"Successfully 'colliding' in this volume are the creative and critical dimensions. Both coexist and merge, illustrating Holderness's main point: any activity linked to the name of Shakespeare - from the edition of texts to film adaptations, to advertisements and critical essays - exists in a continuum, and therefore must be studied as part of the system in order to understand the Shakespearean phenomenon."
Maria Elisa Montironi, Linguae