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Resources for Shakespeare lovers.

Shakespeare's Works

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The Folger Shakespeare
The full text of all of Shakespeare's plays. Also includes commentary, textual notes, and further reading.

No Fear Shakespeare
Having trouble understanding Shakespeare's meaning?  No Fear Shakespeare provides the original text alongside a modern translation. 

Entire First Folio
From the Folger Library.  The First Folio, published in 1623, was the first published collection of Shakespeare's plays. Here, you can flip through an entire First Folio, closely examine pages, print, copy text or images, search text, and more!

Links to Useful Websites, compiled by Sparky Roberts


Lawrence Olivier as Hamlet
Sir Lawrence Olivier as Hamlet

Audio Articles on Shakespeare

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Theatres of the Time

Theatres from the Current Time that Specialize in Shakespeare


John Barton & Cecily Berry DVDs

Playing Shakespeare

Playing Shakespeare with John Barton consists of a 4-DVD informal master class with the venerable stage director. Find them at the LCC Library under call numbers:  DVD 1155, DVD 1156, DVD 1157, and DVD 1158

Elizabethan Theatres

We don't have any depictions of the theatre where Shakespeare worked, the Globe.  But we have a glimpse of what it must have been like from the sketch below, drawn in 1596 by Dutch student Johannes de Witt.  It shows us the interior of the Globe's rival, the Swan Theatre.

The Swan Theatre, 1596

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe finished construction in 1997.  It is located in London, on the original site of The Globe Theatre where Shakespeare worked.  Builders tried to be as faithful as possible to Elizabethan construction methods and theatre designs.

Shakespeare's Globe

OSF Elizabethan Theatre

The oldest Elizabethan theatre in America, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Elizabethan Stage has been rebuilt twice and improved several times.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Elizabethan Stage

Shakespeare Portraits

Droeshout engraving from the First Folio
The Droeshout Engraving
from the First Folio, 1623
about 228 copies remain

Shakespeare's funerary monument
Shakespeare's funerary monument
c. 1617-1622
Holy Trinity Church,

Chandos portrait of Shakespeare
The Chandos Portrait
attributed to John Taylor, c. 1610
National Portrait Gallery, London

The Cobbe portrait
The Cobbe Portrait
Unknown artist
c. 1610
National Portrait Gallery, London

The Marshall Portrait
The Marshall Portrait
William Marshall
from Shakespeare's Poems