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Recommended Shakespeare Resources on the Web
Folger Shakespeare Library
The Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art. Click the Discover Shakespeare link at the top of the page for information on Shakespeare's life, work, theater and more.
Internet Shakespeare Editions
From the University of Victoria, ISE provides scholarly, fully annotated texts of Shakespeare's plays, multimedia explorations of the context of Shakespeare's life and works, and records of his plays in performance.
UC Berkeley's invaluable database/resources about Shakespeare productions and theater history
The Shakespeare Resource Center
Collected web links on William Shakespeare. This site aims to make it a little easier to sort through the millions of websites devoted to Shakespeare.
Recommended Web Resources on the English Renaissance
The English Renaissance in Context
The English Renaissance in Context (ERIC) is a NEH-funded project designed to provide scholars and students at a variety of levels with access to major texts of the English Renaissance in their original versions. ERIC comprises two separate but integrated units: a set of tutorials on some of Shakespeare's plays and on the making and selling of books during the Early Modern period; and a database of scanned texts (thanks to the work of SCETI) from Penn's Furness Shakespeare Library.
Literary Resources - Renaissance
Compiled and annotated by Jack Lynch, Professor of English at Rutgers University/Newark.
16th-Century Renaissance English Literature (1485-1603)
The section of the Luminarium devoted to the English Renaissance, includes a wealth of material on Renaissance writers, including essays, articles and extensive background information.
Renaissance: The Elizabethan World
Extensive information on the world of Elizabethan England.
Voice of the Shuttle: Renaissance & 17th Century
From UC Santa Barbara, this site is considered to have best set of web links on this topic.
Shakespeare on YouTube
There are an incredibly large number of videos related to Shakespeare available on YouTube, including performances and discussions. Search for Shakespeare and the title of a play, for example, to see videos on that topic. Always be sure to evaluate online resources according to the criteria on the Evaluating Resources page in this guide to make sure they are accurate and authoritative!
(You're watching a trailer for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Macbeth.")