How come Shakespeare keeps challenging and fascinating us? Why do we keep watching his plays and reading his poetry? Maybe because he knows us so well. His irresistible, playful comedies, full of love and joy, show us at our happiest moments, his tragedies show us the darkest dungeons of the human mind, and his romances have this strong and wonderful tone of reconciliation and forgiveness, that we all need now and then, and his poetry lends words to the deep feelings, that we all know. Kitter Krebs takes the reader on an exciting journey into European culture through her insightful readings and deep interpretations of Shakespeare’s great work. She shows his deep roots in the past, but also the great enrichment Shakespeare has to offer to our present and perhaps to our future.