The title essay in The Gender of Rosalind offers a snapshot of Kott's current thinking as it traces the complexities within -- and implied by -- As You Like It's major female character. In Head for Maidenhead, Maidenhead for Head Kott unbraids the interwoven themes of gender, law, and familial attachment in Measure for Measure. And The Guillotine as Tragic Hero deftly highlights themes linking Georg Buchner's Danton's Death with Julius Cesar. Throughout the collection, Kott comfortably spans the four centuries since Shakespeare wrote. Rich in literary and historical references, the essays address intricate, timely issues in the study of theater with a grace that could only come from the pen of Jan Kott.