There are numerous Shakespeare-related sites on the Web; here are some of our favorites to date:
Shakespeare at MIT () provides the Complete Works of Shakespeare notably including the recently proposed addition to the Shakespeare canon, the Funeral Elegy for Master William Peter (
For those interested in theories linking Sir Francis Bacon with the Shakespearian oeuvre Sir Francis Bacon Meets the Advancement of Learning is a handsome internet paean to the variegated activities of this Shakespeare contemporary of the Elizabethan age.
Also explore the Bartlett's Shakespearean quotations listing at Columbia.
The Shakespeare Globe Centre has information about the reconstruction of the Globe and ongoing events at the site in London.
The University of Cologne Shakespeare Globe Center is an affiliate to the London Shakespeare Globe Center. Most screens are available in English as well as German.
An ambitious attempt by Terry A. Gray to bring together all Shakespeare links of a scholarly nature can be found at Mr. William Shakespeare & the Internet . We recommend exploring here for many, many more useful links and commentary.
The Shakespeare Web () is "an interactive, hypermedia environment dedicated to the increasingly popular understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays and other works."
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is "a registered charity, incorporated by Act of Parliament, whose main objects are to promote appreciation of William Shakespeare's works and to maintain the Shakespearian properties, the five houses in or near Stratford-upon-Avon directly connected with the dramatist and his family."
The Richard III Society is devoted to providing a "true" picture of the English king, in contrast to the villain portrayed by Shakespeare.
The online version of Shakespeare Magazine (subscriptions are available from our company; click here for ordering information) contains excerpts from the most current issue, lists of the contents of past issues, a searchable index of Shakespeare events around the world (theater, films, literature, conferences, festivals, and links), and other extras. In addition, subscribers to the magazine will soon be able to access a library of teaching resources.
Located in Washington, D.C., The Folger Shakespeare Library is a major center for scholarly research and houses the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works. This site has information about the library, a listing of public events (including theater productions, lectures, poetry, the PEN/Faulkner readings, education programs, and family programs), and descriptions of various academic resources available.

Classroom Connect has an Shakespeare Internet Lesson Plan for grades 9-12 on the "authorship controversy."
Princeton University's site for their Shakespeare survey course has a set of resources and exercises to supplement course reading's and discussions, and tips on writing critical essays.



The Canon offers a chronological listing of Shakespeare's plays supplemented by explanatory notes on how dates were pinpointed.


William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon:
Brief History, Times and References has a brief Shakespeare biography, a short history of Shakespeare's old school (the King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys), and information on Elizabethan food and costume, Tudor flowers and herb gardens,medicine and medical knowledge in Stuart and Tudor times, and links to Shakespeare Reference Material available on the Internet.
Rivendell's Shakespeare Page offers a short biography, essays on Shakespearean text and performances, "transformations" that "utilize the text of an exisiting play to make an imaginative or intuitve literary 'leap'," a notebook (contains includes a performance history, concept delineation, cast list, notes to principle actors, and a closing summary, as well as costume and set designs) on a production of Hamlet that used contemporary film actors with diverse backgrounds as cast, notes on the history and culture of Elizabethan England, links to Shakespearean Insult Servers, a list of online Shakespearean Resources, a bibliography ,and suggested readings.
Part of the Classroom Electric Site, Shakespeare Showcase has online versions of six plays (King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet , The Tempest , and A Winter's Tale), study questions for each play, a glossary of Shakespeare terms, and links.

Gail Dedrick's Guide to the Monarchs of England and Great Britain has solid biographies, many full-clolor portraits, family trees, and links to other sites.
The Monarchs of England lists all of England's rulers in chronological order from the Saxons to the Windsors.

On the plague in England with woodcuts:


Article on “London’s disreputable South Bank in the 16th and 17th Centuries”: (

On the Globe theater: (

illustrations: (

the Heavens: (

Brittanica site on the globe: (

( interactive Macbeth site
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet, an annotated guide to Shakespeare resources online. Site editor Terry A. Gray writes, "From the beginning these pages have been an annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources on the Internet. By 'annotated' I mean I give my opinions about the sites and try to indicate what their strengths may be... By 'scholarly' I mean those sites that will interest serious students of Shakespeare, Elizabethan drama or the Renaissance in general." Topics include works, sources, life & times, theatre, and criticism, with extensive links.


Shakespeare's Stories, A comprehensive list of general Shakespeare sites, as well as unique metapages of information on the backgrounds of Hamlet and Macbeth.
Jessica A. Browner has written an informative monograph on Southwerk, titled "Wrong Side of the River: London's disreputable South Bank in the sixteenth and seventeenth century."
Hilda D. Spear has published her lecture about The Elizabethan Theatre, complete with slide show, on the web.
Hanover has a page devoted to links on different aspects of early modern history. You can find e-texts dealing with the era's literature, philosophy, theology, and politics.


Tudor England: history, essays, great portraits:



Great Tudor links: