Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Shakespeare Resource Center. You'll find here collected links from all over the World Wide Web to help you find information on William Shakespeare. There are millions of pages that reference Shakespeare on the Internet. This site aims to make it a little easier to find your sources.
The Shakespeare Resource Center is undergoing some behind-the-scenes renovations in early August. While the site will remain live, there may be times that some individual pages may be down. We apologize for any inconvenience and promise that any site issues will be temporary and quickly resolved.
Ye Olde Contents
- A brief biography of William Shakespeare, from his baptism to the inscription on his tomb at Holy Trinity in Stratford. Also includes a link to the full text of Shakespeare's very own last will and testament.
- A summary overview of the four periods of Shakespeare's works, including links to online editions of the plays and Shakespearean criticism. See also the SRC's play synopses, poetry page, and Scenes and Monologues page for acting resources.
- Selected sources from around the Web so that SRC visitors can keep on top of the latest news and topics about William Shakespeare.
- Links and a Shakespeare Resource Center guide to the Bard's English—including a searchable glossary. Also includes a Speech Analysis: Selected Readings section exclusive to the SRC.
- Who wrote the works of Shakespeare? Edward de Vere? Francis Bacon? Christopher Marlowe? Information about and links to the opposing points of view.
- A brief history of Shakespeare's Globe from its construction in 1598 to the New Globe, completed in 1996 in Southwark.
- Because you have to understand England and the times in which Shakespeare lived to appreciate fully the literature.
- An at-a-glance guide to all the original content compiled for the Shakespeare Resource Center.
- The most valuable online resources you'll find about Shakespeare (besides this site, of course).
- For further reading about Shakespeare, because most of the best research resources are still only available in print (something or the other about copyright law).
- Links to selected theatre companies specializing in Shakespeare, because nothing beats seeing a play live.
- This is where all the Shakespearean links go that don't seem to fit anywhere else on the site.