This is a really good introduction to the skills needed to analyse the myths and legends. Bronwen has taken the often obscure, jargon filled, texts of semiotics – the science of meaning to craft a very accessible introduction to this important field. She takes the myth of Philomel and then demonstrates the semiotic tools in action in illuminating a text through three levels of interpretation – the figurative, the narrative and the deep mythic. At each level she skilfully illustrates semiotics in action. Bronwen has been a frequent attendee and presenter at the Bard Summer School.