Gale continues its fine tradition with this latest entry in the successful "For Students" literature series. Intended primarily to support the study and research needs of secondary and undergraduate college students, this volume profiles 16 traditional and contemporary classics. Entries are arranged to anticipate the oft heard mantra, "I have to do a paper." Chapters for each play include a playwright biography, thorough plot summary, character sketches, identification and minor explication of themes, dramatic style of the work, placement of the text in a historical context, and, especially valuable for students, excerpts of criticism from analytical works. Additionally, media tie-ins, topics for further study, bibliographies, and study questions are provided. The competent and thorough provision of information coupled with a one-stop shopping format recommend this for public and undergraduate collections.Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., Tex.