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 (http://the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/Poetry/elegy.html).
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
Also explore the Bartlett's Shakespearean quotations listing at
The Shakespeare Globe Centre has information about the
reconstruction of the Globe and ongoing events at the site in
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
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
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
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
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
Londons disreputable South Bank in the 16th and 17th
On the Globe theater: (http://www.reading.ac.uk/globe/)
the Heavens: (http://www.reading.ac.uk/globe/Data-Base/Images/Heavens.html)
Brittanica site on the
(http://tqd.advanced.org/2888/noframe.html): 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
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: