Shakespeare on the Internet

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, 8 May 2015)[1]

 

Shakespeare

Compiled by Hardy M. Cook (with Assistance by Will Sutton)
Editor of SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference

 

 

 

 

 

Launching Points:

Sites on Shakespeare and the Renaissance

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

 

Sh:in:E - Shakespeare in Europe

<https://shine.unibas.ch/>

 

Bardweb

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

 

Early Modern Hub

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

 

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>

 

CBEL Shakespeare Directory

<http://www.cbel.com/shakespeare/>

 

Shakespeare Links

<http://www.interleaves.org/~rteeter/shakespeare.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

I Love Shakespeare (William Sutton)

<blog.iloveshakespeare.com/>

 

dispositio: Mostly Theatre, Then and Now, there and Here (Holger Syme)

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

 

The Shakespeare Blog (Sylvia Morris)

<http://theshakespeareblog.com>

 

The Shakespeare Standard

<http://theshakespearestandard.com>

 

Bardfilm: The Shakespeare and Film Microblog

<http://bardfilm.blogspot.com/>

 

Shakespeare in the Arab World (Margaret Litvin)

<arabshakespeare.blogspot.com/>

 

DCBlog: David Crystal’s Blog

<david-crystal.blogspot.com/>

 

The Shakespeare Geek Blog

<http://blog.shakespearegeek.com/>

 

Bardseyeview

<http://bardseyeviewblog.blogspot.com/>

 

The Bill / Shakespeare Project

<http://thebillshakespeareproject.com/>

 

Shakespeare Teacher

<http://www.shakespeareteacher.com/blog/>

 

Onstage

<http://www.onstageblog.com>

 

Shakespeare on Tor.com

<http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/03/shakespeare-on-tor>

 

News on the Rialto (Michael LoMonico: Last Entry 2013)

<shakespearemag.blogspot.com/>

 

Textual Studies, 1500-1800 (Last Entry 2011)

<http://textualstudies.blogspot.nl/>

 

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet: The Blog (Terry A. Gray: Last Entry 2009)

<mrshakespeare.typepad.com/mrshakespeare/>

 

PlayShakespeare.com: Free Blogs for Shakespeareans

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

 

 

Life and Globe Sites:

 

Shakespeare’s Life and Times

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

 

Discover Shakespeare (The Folger Shakespeare Library)

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

 

The Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT) Project

<http://shalt.dmu.ac.uk/>

 

The Shakespeare Authorship Page: Dedicated to the Proposition that Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare (David Kathman and Terry Ross)

<shakespeareauthorship.com/>

 

Shakespeare and The Globe: Then and Now

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

 

Shakespeare’s Globe

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

 

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.sgcnz.org.nz>

 

 

Pedagogical Sites:

 

Absolute Shakespeare

<absoluteshakespeare.com/>

 

Shakespeare Study Guide: Shake Sphere

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

 

Shakespeare Online (Amanda Mabillard: About.com)

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

 

Shakespeare Navigators

<http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com/>

 

PlayShakespeare.com: Study

<https://www.playshakespeare.com/study>

 

Folger Shakespeare Library: Teach and Learn

<http://www.folger.edu/teach-learn>

 

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/>

 

Shakespeare Searched for Teachers

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

 

Shakespeare: Subject to Change

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

 

The English Renaissance in Context

<http://sceti.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/>

 

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

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

 

CERES: Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service: Copia

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

 

Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online

<http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/>

 

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>

 

Lost Plays Database

<http://www.lostplays.org/index.php/Main_Page>

 

Non-Shakespearian Drama Database (Gabriel Egan)

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

 

The Shakespeare Portal

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

 

Explore Shakespeare’s Works

<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>

 

SHAXICAN Perl Scripts

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

 

Early Modern Chronology (Tom Dale Keever)

<http://keever.us/chronology.html>

 

The Early Modern Drama Database (Tom Dale Keever)

<http://keever.us/earlymodern.html>

 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

 

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

<ShakespeareAuthorship.com/bd/>

 

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>

 

Shakespeare's Contemporaries (In Russian)

<www.around-shake.ru>

 

Russian Shakespeare (In Russian)

<www.rus-shake.ru>

 

The World of Shakespeare: an Electronic Encyclopaedia  (In Russian)

<www.world-shake.ru>

 

 

 

Research Sites:

Performance-Oriented Databases and Sites:

 

Records of Early English Drama (REED)

<http://reed.utoronto.ca/>

 

REED’s The Patrons and Performances Web Site

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

 

The Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive

<http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/#>

 

Shakespeare Performance in Asia 

<http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia>

 

Digital Acting Parts (Laura Estill and Luis Meneses)

<http://digitalactingparts.tamu.edu/dap/>

 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections

<http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/collections.html>

 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Library and Archive Catalogue

<http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/collections/catalogues.html>

 

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.rhul.ac.uk/ahdscollections/>

 

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://bufvc.ac.uk/shakespeare/>

 

 

Research Sites:

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/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0080>

 

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

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0067>

 

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

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0069>

 

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

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0068>

 

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

<http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0079>

 

 

Research Sites:

Significant Works from the Period for Research:

 

The Geneva Bible 1599

<http://www.genevabible.org/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

<http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=holinshed_chronicle&PagePosition=1>

 

Ovid’s Metamorphosis

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

 

 

Journals (Electronic and Print):

 

Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

<http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/>

 

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>

 

APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture

<http://appositions.blogspot.com/>

 

Early Theatre

<https://www.earlytheatre.org/>

 

Shakespeare Quarterly

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

 

Shakespeare Bulletin

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

 

Confraternitas: the Bulletin of the Society for Confraternity Studies

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

 

Early Modern Culture

<eserver.org/emc>

 

Renaissance Forum (Last Entry 2004)

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

 

Medieval Renaissance Drama Society Newsletter

<http://mrds.eserver.org/>

 

Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

<http://maneypublishing.com/>

 

 

Concordances, Editions, and Facsimiles:

Concordances:

 

Online Texts and Journals

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

 

Shakespeare's Text

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

 

Open Source Shakespeare

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

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 

<http://shakespeare.mit.edu>

 

The Works of the Bard (Matty Farrow )

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

 

Shakespeare Searched

<http://shakespeare.yippy.com/>

 

EMLS Electronic Texts

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

 

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/>

 

 

Concordances, Editions, and Facsimiles:

Editions:

 

The Internet Shakespeare Editions

<http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Foyer/plays/l>

 

Digital Renaissance Editions

<http://digitalrenaissance.uvic.ca/>

 

The Oxford Text Archive

<ota.ahds.ac.uk/>

 

Folger Digital Texts

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

 

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

<http://www.oxfordscholarlyeditions.com>

 

Renascence Editions

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

 

eBooks@Adelaide Works of William Shakespeare

<https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/s/shakespeare/william/index.html>

 

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/>

 

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

<www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/searchresults?q=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://triggs.djvu.org/global-language.com/ENFOLDED/index.php>

 

King Lear: Adapted by Nahum Tate (Jack Lynch)

<http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/tatelear.html>

 

Shakespeare, The Tempest, adapted by Beerbohm Tree

<http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/10743/1/BeerbohmTempest.pdf>

 

Renaissance Electronic Texts

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

 

Early English Books Online

<eebo.chadwyck.com/home>

 

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

<lhttp://literature.proquest.com/marketing/index.jsp>

 

 

Concordances, Editions, and Facsimiles:

Facsimiles:

 

The Horace Howard Furness Shakespeare Library

  <http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/furnesssearch2.cfm?nav=refinedsearch&CollectionID=furness&executequery=yes&author=Shakespeare,%20William>

 

Shakespeare First Foliotoc (Brandeis University Special Collections)

<www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?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

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

 

Shakespeare in Quarto (BL)

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

 

ISE: Facsimiles

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

 

 

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/>

 

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 

<http://www.ox.ac.uk/research/libraries>

 

The Bodleian Library

<http://www.bodleian.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/>

 

 

Associations and Institutes:

 

International Shakespeare Association

<http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/students-and-enthusiasts/international-shakespeare-association.html>

 

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.stahome.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://shakespeare.revues.org/>

 

The German Shakespeare Society

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

 

Shakespeare Society of the Low Countries

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

 

The Shakespeare Foundation of Spain

<http://www.fundacionshakespeare.es/>

 

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

<http://www.melbourneshakespearesociety.org.au/>

 

The Shakespeare Society of Eastern India

<http://www.ssei.org.in/>

 

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/static/institutes/shake/> 


[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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