life and works
Created and edited by a consortium of University
professors, Internet Shakespeare Editions,
offers valuable academic essays on the Bard, his
life, times, and works. Divided into four sections,
the site is easy to navigate. Articles concerning
some of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, as well
as information concerning the Elizabethan time and
theater scene are housed in the Library. The Annex
houses material that has been published in other
formats. The Theater is still under construction
William Shakespeare and the Internet
This, quite simply, is a massive directory
of links pointing to information about William Shakespeare,
his life and his works, online.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust had owned and
maintained Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon
since 1847. They have created this web site in order
to further Shakespeare scholarship.
A wealth of information concerning
Shakespeare and his family is contained here, perfect
for the student seeking biographical backgrounds.
Posted are digital pictures and maps of the Shakespeare
houses, including the one in which he was born and
raised, Anne Hathaway’s cottage, Hall’s Craft,
and Glebe Farm.
Of special interest will be the
biographical essays detailing Shakespeare’s schooling,
Stratford, a timeline of his life, and finally a
discussion concerning the authorship question, which
is still hotly debated.
Primarily a hub for links to information concerning
Shakespeare, his life and works, the Globe Theater,
Elizabethan England, and the authorship debate.
Each section begins with a succinct introductory
essay followed by links.
Globe Research Database
Need the dimensions of the original Globe theater?
The University of Reading has created this site
to answer that, and other questions about this famous
landmark of British culture. An added bonus is information
about the Rose theater, as well as the new Globe
that was completed in London and launched in 1997.
Of note is the article detailing the extensive fire
testing and precautions taken to the new Globe to
insure that a fire such as the one of 1666 does
not take down this building as well!
From the bartleby.com site, these essays provide
an overview of English drama to 1642. Scroll down
the page until you get to the Elizabethan Theater
section. Sections include the Globe and the Rose.
in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge
An incredible web site, offering quick lookup to
useful information about life in every day Elizabethan
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The mirror site to the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Web site, this site allows you to read
any play or sonnet by Shakespeare, or to even conduct
a keyword search using the Excite search engine.
and Mary Lamb Tales from Shakespeare
Written for children in the 18th century,
these are the plays of Shakespeare re-written into
prose. These prose works are a quick read and help
the reader better comprehend the play.
questions? We have answers!
Researched and compiled by K.