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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Welcome to the Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. This site has offered Shakespeare's plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993.
Folger Shakespeare Library
Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, a block from the US Capitol. Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of scholars, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers.
How to Better Understand Shakespeare's Words
For many, language is the biggest barrier to understanding Shakespeare.
Images of Shakespeare's Time
These black and white images show the house where Shakespeare was born, the writing on his tombstone, and more.
Interactive Folio: Romeo and Juliet
This interactive folio is the most media-rich, interactive edition of Romeo and Juliet-Simply click on the highlighted text on the website to discover more. You’ll be given definitions of lesser-known words, videos, audio readings, and images to shed more light on the excerpt.
The Last Will and Testament of William Shakspere
Complete with original spelling, this is a transcript of Shakespeare’s will.
MIT Global Shakespeare
The MIT Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive is a collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata by scholars and educators in the field.
Open Source Shakespeare
Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free Web site containing Shakespeare's complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind. OSS includes the 1864 Globe Edition of the complete works, which was the definitive single-volume Shakespeare edition for over a half-century.
Places to See Shakespeare Near You
This constantly-updated site lists theaters across the world that specialize in performing Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's First Folio
The first complete collection of Shakespeare's plays, from the First Folio of 1623, in their original spelling and orthography, presented in ePub format.
Shakespeare's Globe Virtual Tour
Take a 360 view of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, or download the iOS app for iPhone or iPad.
This site is a complete database of Shakespeare's Monologues. The monologues are organized by play, then categorized by comedy, history and tragedy.
Based on David and Ben Crystal’s incredible book, also called Shakespeare’s Words, this site lets you look up any word instantly. It even features full-text editions of the plays with the definitions linked in!
Shakespeare Association of America
The Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) is a non-profit professional organization for the advanced academic study of William Shakespeare’s plays and poems, his cultural and theatrical contexts, and the many roles these have played in world culture.
This is an extremely selective and personal dictionary of troublesome words I have found in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.
Shakespeare Illustrated, a work in progress, explores nineteenth-century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another.
Shakespeare Lives is an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. It is an invitation to the world to join in the festivities by participating in a unique online collaboration and experiencing the work of Shakespeare directly on stage, through film, exhibitions and in schools.
Shakespeare Resource Center
There are millions of pages that reference Shakespeare on the Internet. This site aims to make it a little easier to find your sources.
The Shakespeare Society of America
Mission: To provide Public Benefit Programs which inspire education and personal development Through the Works of William Shakespeare Relating to history, culture, literature, theatre and art in America.
Shakespeare Theatre Association
The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) was established to provide a forum for the artistic, managerial, educational leadership for theatres primarily involved with the production of the works of William Shakespeare; to discuss issues and methods of work, resources, and information; and to act as an advocate for Shakespearean productions and training.
University of Oxford Staging Shakespeare
Staging Shakespeare is series of video commentaries on performing and directing Shakespeare including extracts of two plays- 'The Tempest' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'. An English teacher also explains how she uses IT resources to engage students.
Elizabethan Costume Page
Learn all you could ever want to know about Elizabethan dress on this website.
Globe Theatre Quiz
Test your knowledge of the Globe Theatre with this quiz!
List of Phrases Shakespeare Invented
This list of phrases Shakespeare invented is a testament that the Bard has had a huge influence on the English language.
This fun insult generator comes up with actual insults from Shakespeare’s work, including the name of the work from which each is taken.
Test your knowledge of the Great Bard by trying our grueling Shakespeare Quiz.
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