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Hardy M. Cook on "Shakespeare on the Internet" (icon Shakespeare on the Internet (331.27 kB): This essay is a complete revision of the one published in Sh@kespeare in the Media: From the Globe Theatre to the World Wide Web. [Eds. Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier and Jörg Helbig. Berlin; Bern; Bruxelles; New York; Oxford; Wien: Peter Lang, 2004. 213-241.] It was prepared for a second edition of the collection, which never materialized. This essay and its predecessor are the source of the list of suggested Internet sites below. This essay may be read online or downloaded: Shakespeare on the Internet.

 

A Selected Guide to Shakespeare on the Internet

(Revised, 18 February 2009)[1]

Shakespeare

Compiled by Hardy M. Cook
Editor of SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference

Launching Points:

Sites on Shakespeare and the Renaissance

<internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Annex/links/index.html>

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

<shakespeare.palomar.edu/>

Sh:in:E - Shakespeare in Europe

<pages.unibas.ch/shine/index.html>

Literary Resources- Renaissance

<andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/ren.html>

Early Modern Literary Studies: WWW-Accessible Resources

<http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlsweb.html>

Resources for Researchers, Including Shakespeare Festivals and Companies

<http://www.wfu.edu/~tedforrl/shakespeare/#Shakespeare%20in>

PlayShakespeare.com

<http://www.playshakespeare.com/directory>

The Shakespeare Post: Shakespeare News from Around the World

<http://www.shakespearepost.com/>

 

Shakespeare in the Blogosphere: A Blogroll

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet: The Blog (Terry A. Gray)

<mrshakespeare.typepad.com/mrshakespeare/>

News from Renascence Editions (Richard Bear)

<http://renascence-editions.blogspot.com/>

News on the Rialto (Michael LoMonico)

<shakespearemag.blogspot.com/>

I Love Shakespeare (William Sutton)

<blog.iloveshakespeare.com/>

<http://www.iloveshakespeare.com/>

DCBlog: David Crystal’s Blog

<david-crystal.blogspot.com/>

Textual Studies, 1500-1800

<textualstudies.blogspot.com/>

Carnivalesque

<http://www.earlymodernweb.org.uk/carnivalesque/>

Shakespeare in the Arab World (Margaret Litvin)

<arabshakespeare.blogspot.com/>

PlayShakespeare.com: Free Blogs for Shakespeareans

<http://www.playshakespeare.com/news/472-news-stories/3611-now-online-free-blogs-for-shakespeareans>

Julian’s Shakespeareances: Julian Lopez-Morillas’s Blog about CS Festival’s Complete Canon

<http://www.playshakespeare.com/jlm/>

 

Life and Globe Sites:

Shakespeare’s Life and Times

<internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/intro/introsubj.html>

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

<http://www.shakespeare.org.uk>

Discover Shakespeare (The Folger Shakespeare Library)

<http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=865>

The Shakespeare Authorship Page: Dedicated to the Proposition that Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare

<shakespeareauthorship.com/>

Shakespeare’s Globe

<http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/>

Shakespeare Globe Centre (USA)

<http://www.sgc.umd.edu>

Rebuilding Shakespeare’s Globe (Pentagram Design Limited)

<http://www.sgc.umd.edu/pent.htm>

Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand

<http://www.shakespeare.org.nz/sgcnz.html>

 

Associations and Institutes:

International Shakespeare Association

<http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/content/view/442/446/>

The Shakespeare Association of America

<http://www.shakespeareassociation.org/>

The Shakespeare Society (New York)

<http://www.shakespearesociety.org/>

Shakespeare in American Communities

<http://www.shakespeareinamericancommunities.org/>

The Shakespeare Theatre Association of America

<http://www.staaonline.org/>

The Shakespeare Institute

<http://www.shakespeare.bham.ac.uk/>

The British Shakespeare Association

<http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/>

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

<http://www.shakespeare.org.uk>

The Open University Shakespeare Society

<http://www.ouss.org.uk/>

European Shakespeare Research Association

<http://www.um.es/shakespeare/esra/>

La Société Française Shakespeare

<http://www.societefrancaiseshakespeare.org/>

The German Shakespeare Society

<http://www.shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/en//>

Shakespeare Society of the Low Countries

<shakespeare.let.uu.nl/sgnveng.htm>

Shakespeare in Switzerland: Shakespeare at Swiss Theatres and Universities

<http://www.shakespeare.ch/index.htm>

The Shakespeare Foundation of Spain

<http://www.uv.es/~fse/fsemenuk.html>

The Norwegian Shakespeare Society

<http://www.shakespeare.no/selskap/info_EN.php>

Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA)

<http://www.anzsa.org/>

The Melbourne Shakespeare Society

<home.vicnet.net.au/~bard/welcome.htm>

The Shakespeare Society of Eastern India

<shaksoc.bravehost.com/>

The Shakespeare Society of Japan

<http://www.s-sj.org/english/htmls/outlines-e.html>

The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa

<http://www.ru.ac.za/institutes/isea/shake/>

 

Libraries:

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

<http://www.worldshakesbib.org/>

Early Modern English Library Catalogues: A Working Bibliography

<http://www.wsu.edu/~whamlin/index.html>

The Folger Shakespeare Library

<http://www.folger.edu/index.cfm>

Library of Congress Online Catalog

<catalog.loc.gov/help/contents.htm>

The British Library

<http://www.bl.uk/>

COPAC: Major University and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland

<copac.ac.uk/copac/>

Oxford Libraries Information System

<library.ox.ac.uk/>

The Bodleian Library

<http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/bodley>

The Huntington Library

<http://www.huntington.org/>

The Newberry Library

<http://www.newberry.org/>

The Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln

<http://www.ub.uni-koeln.de/>

 

Journals (Electronic and Print):

Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

<lachesis.english.uga.edu/cocoon/borrowers/>

Shakespeare: The Journal of the British Shakespeare Association

<http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17450918.asp>

Early Modern Literary Studies

<purl.oclc.org/emls/emlshome.html>

Early Modern Culture

<eserver.org/emc>

Renaissance Forum

<http://www.hull.ac.uk/renforum/>

Medieval Renaissance Drama Society Newsletter

<http://www.byu.edu/~hurlbut/mrds/mrds.html>

Confraternitas: the Bulletin of the Society for Confraternity Studies

<http://www.crrs.ca/Confraternitas/index.html>

Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

<http://www.clas.ufl.edu/english/exemplaria/>

Early Theatre

<http://www.earlytheatre.ca>

Shakespeare Quarterly

<http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=542>

Shakespeare Bulletin

<http://www.shakespeare-bulletin.org/index.php>

 

Concordances, Editions, and Facsimiles:

Online Texts and Journals

<http://www.english.upenn.edu/~traister/texts.html>

Shakespeare’s Works

<shakespeare.palomar.edu/works.htm#Individual>

EMLS Electronic Texts

<extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlsetxt.html>

The Internet Shakespeare Editions

<internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Annex/links/Shakespeare_Sites/Texts.html>

Concordances:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

<the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/>

The Works of the Bard (Matty Farrow )

<http://www.cs.usyd.edu.au/~matty/Shakespeare/>

Shakespeare Searched

<shakespeare.clusty.com/>

Open Source Shakespeare

<http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/>

WordHoard

<wordhoard.northwestern.edu/userman/index.html>

The First Folio of Shakespeare Search-Form (OTA, U of Chicago, Charlton Hinman)

<http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/OTA-SHK/>

Editions:

Shakespeare’s Editors

<shakespeare.palomar.edu/Editors/>

Project Gutenberg

<http://www.gutenberg.net/>

The Oxford Text Archive

<ota.ahds.ac.uk/>

Literature by William Shakespeare

<http://www.readprint.com/author-69/William-Shakespeare>

eBooks@Adelaide Works of William Shakespeare

<etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/s/shakespeare/william/>

Wikisource Works of William Shakespeare

<http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:William_Shakespeare>

The Complete Literary Works of William Shakespeare

<william-shakespeare.classic-literature.co.uk/>

The University of Virginia’s Electronic Text Center

<lib.virginia.edu/digital/collections/finding_digital.html>

<etext.virginia.edu/shakespeare/>

Perseus Renaissance Materials, Including Clark and Wright’s The Globe Shakespeare

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/perscoll?collection=Perseus%3Acollection%3ARenaissance&type=Any&lang=Any&lookup=shakespeare>

Craig’s 1914 Oxford Shakespeare

<http://www.bartleby.com/70/>

Oxford Standard Authors 1905 / Craig Shakespeare Complete Works(1966 Reprint)

<http://www.gasl.org/refbib/Shakespeare__Works.pdf>

HamletWorks (Enfolded Hamlet)

<http://www.leoyan.com/global-language.com/ENFOLDED/>

Shakespeare, The Tempest, adapted by Beerbohm Tree

<http://www.leeds.ac.uk/english/staff/projects/treestempest/>

Renaissance Electronic Texts

<http://www.library.utoronto.ca/www/utel/ret/ret.html>

Renascence Editions

<darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/ren.htm>

Digital Renaissance Editions

<digital-renaissance.info/>

Early English Books Online

<eebo.chadwyck.com/home>

Literature Online (LION): Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare(Part of Literature Online)

<lion.chadwyck.co.uk/marketing/index.jsp>

Facsimiles:

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image

<sceti.library.upenn.edu/index.cfm>

The Furness Shakespeare Library (Center for Electronic and Text Image)

<dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/>

Shakespeare First Foliotoc (Brandeis University Special Collections)

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0018>

The Meisei University Shakespeare Collection Database Project

<shakes.meisei-u.ac.jp/e-index.html>

Rare Book Room

<http://www.rarebookroom.org/>

Folger Library Octavo First Folio

<shakespeare.folger.edu/other/folio/ShaF1B.pdf>

Shakespeare in Quarto (BL)

<http://www.bl.uk/treasures/shakespeare/homepage.html>

ISE: Facsimiles

<internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/facsimile/index.html>

The Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE)

<internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/index.html>

Pedagogical Sites:

Encyclopedia Britannica: Shakespeare and The Globe: Then and Now

<search.eb.com/shakespeare/index2.html>

Absolute Shakespeare

<absoluteshakespeare.com/>

Shakespeare Study Guide: Shake Sphere

<http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#top>

Shakespeare Online (Amanda Mabillard: About.com)

<http://www.shakespeare-online.com/index.html>

Shakespeare Navigators at clicknotes.com

<http://www.clicknotes.com/>

PlayShakespeare.com

<playshakespeare.com/>

Folger Shakespeare Library: Teach and Learn

<http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=2594&CFID=2916877&CFTOKEN=27e742c511c27699-275E6E67-1CC4-74E0-1C8053F0DA66EDCC>

Hamlet on the Ramparts

<shea.mit.edu/ramparts/>

Triangulating Shakespeare (Steven Marx)

<cla.calpoly.edu/~smarx/Shakespeare/triang/index.html>

Surfing with the Bard: Shakespeare Classroom Resource Center (Amy Ulen)

<http://www.shakespearehigh.com/library/surfbard/>

The Folger Shakespeare Library: Teach and Learn

<http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=2594&CFID=4445620&CFTOKEN=cd578b03c6d10d11-5CFC25B7-1CC4-74E0-1CC16B7F35B09113>

Shakespeare Searched for Teachers

<shakespeare.clusty.com/search?v%3aproject=billy&v%3aframe=teachers&>

Shakespeare: Subject to Change

<broadband.ciconline.org/shakespeare/>

The English Renaissance in Context

<dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/eric/index.cfm>

Interactive Shakespeare Project

<http://www.holycross.edu/departments/theatre/projects/isp/>

 

Research Sites:

Databases: General, Language, Background, and Miscellaneous:

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

<http://www.worldshakesbib.org/>

CERES: Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service

<http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/main.htm>

The Oxford English Dictionary

<http://www.oed.com/>

Lexicons of Early Modern English(LEME)

<leme.library.utoronto.ca/>

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

<deep.sas.upenn.edu>

The Shakespeare Portal

<http://www.theshakespeareportal.com/>

Explore Shakespeare’s Words

<http://www.shakespeareswords.com/Default.aspx>

Think on my Words

<http://www.thinkonmywords.com/>

WordHoard

<wordhoard.northwestern.edu/userman/index.html>

Shakespeare Database Project

<http://www.shkspr.uni-muenster.de/index.php>

Early Modern Chronology (Tom Dale Keever)

<homepage.mac.com/tomdalekeever/chronology.html>

The Early Modern Drama Database (Tom Dale Keever)

<homepage.mac.com/tomdalekeever/earlymodern.html>

LION and Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare (List of included texts)

<setis.library.usyd.edu.au/shake/browse.html>

Non-Shakespearian Drama Database (Gabriel Egan)

<http://www.gabrielegan.com/nsdd/index.htm>

DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

<deep.sas.upenn.edu/>

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

<http://www.oxforddnb.com/>

Biographical Index of English Drama before 1660 (David J. Kathman)

<ShakespeareAuthorship.com/bd/>

The Shakespeare Authorship Page (David Kathman and Terry Ross)

<shakespeareauthorship.com/>

Shakespearean Stage History from 1660 Onwards: A Beginner’s Guide (Brad Berens)

<http://www.berens.org/shakespeare/>

The Map of Early Modern London (Janelle Jenstad)

<mapoflondon.uvic.ca/>

Titles from Shakespeare

<http://www.barbarapaul.com/shake.html>

Performance-Oriented Databases and Sites:

Records of Early English Drama (REED)

<http://www.reed.utoronto.ca/index.html>

REED’s The Patrons and Performances Web Site

<http://link.library.utoronto.ca/reed/index.cfm>

Touchstone: A Research Tool for Shakespeare Research in the United Kingdom

<http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/>

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Archive Catalogue

<http://calm.shakespeare.org.uk/dserve/dserve.exe?dsqCmd=index.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqApp=Archive>

Visual/Performance Resources:

Shakespeare’s Staging (UofCA)

<shakespearestaging.berkeley.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=134>

Designing Shakespeare (incorporating King Lear Performance Photographs Collection)

<http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm>

Shakespeare’s World, includes Shakespeare and the Players and Shakespeare Illustrated

<shakespeare.emory.edu/index.html>

The Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs, 1870-1982 (Lesley Ellen Jorbin)

<http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/shakespeare/index.html>

An International Database of Shakespeare on Film, Radio and Television

<http://http://www.bufvc.ac.uk/databases/shakespeare/index.html>

Classic Research Resources:

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition: A Critical Guide to Commentary: 1660-1960(John W. Velz)

<internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SCT/index.html>

William Shakspere's Small Latine & Lesse Greeke T. W. Baldwin

<durer.press.uiuc.edu/baldwin/index.html>

E. A. Abbott’s A Shakespearean Grammar (Perseus Project)

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0080>

Alexander Dyce’s A General Glossary to Shakespeare’s Works (Perseus Project)

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0067>

M. W. MacCallum. Shakespeare's Roman Plays and their Background.

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0069>

C. T. Onions’s A Shakespeare Glossary (Perseus Project)

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0068>

Alexander Schmidt’s Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary (Perseus Project)

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0079>

Significant Works from the Period for Research:

The Geneva Bible 1599

<personal.pitnet.net/primarysources/geneva.html>

The 1559 Book of Common Prayer

<justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/1559/BCP_1559.htm>

The Last Will and Testament of William Shakspere

<fly.hiwaay.net/~paul/shakspere/shakwill.html>

Holinshed’s Chronicles

<dewey.lib.upenn.edu/sceti/PrintedBooksnew/index.cfm?TextID=holinshed_chronicle&PagePosition=1>

Ovid’s Metamorphosis

<classics.mit.edu/Ovid/metam.html>

 


[1] This list, A Selected Guide to Shakespeare on the Internet, is a companion to my essay, “Shakespeare on the Internet,” the concluding essay in the collection Sh@kespeare in the Media: From the Globe Theatre to the World Wide Web, edited by Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier and Jörg Helbig (Britannia. Frankfurt am Main; New York: Peter Lang, 2004.).

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