Jane Armstrong was born and brought up in North London. She was commissioning editor for the publishers of the Arden Shakespeare, working on their literature list and founding their list in media and cultural studies. She has worked on the Arden Shakespeare for a number of years, as copy-editor, and later as editorial series manager and commissioning editor for the current Third Series.
The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations contains approximately 3,000 quotations, both familiar and little-known, drawn from throughout Shakespeare's work, both plays and poems. The result is a rich and diverse collection that 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 that convey the overwhelming beauty of Shakespeare's poetry, or the fluidity and complexity of his thought. The compilation is organized by topic, and supplemented by a detailed keyword index and a full glossary of unfamiliar terms.
Jane Armstrong is a freelance writer and copy editor.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.