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The Oxford Shakespeare
Edited by W. J. Craig, 1914
"This 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare ranks among the most authoritative published this century. The 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse constitute the unrivaled literary cornerstone of Western civilization."

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
"To be a complete annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet...To present new Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet."
The best Shakespeare site on the Web for students and scholars but also includes a lot of information geared toward general audiences such as festival listings and links to popular biographies. A very impressive site.

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Absolute Shakespeare
Sections include: Plays ; Sonnets ; Poems ; Quotes ; Globe Theatre ; Pictures ; Bard Facts ; Films ; Bibliography ; Timeline ; Biography ; Authorship Debate ; Quiz ; Trivia.
Lots of pop-up ads.

The Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs
Photographs from the plays of William Shakespeare on state, screen, television, opera, and ballet.
"The site includes approximately 400 images from publicity photographs featuring regional production companies --Cleveland's Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada and others; New York stage productions; motion pictures; and televised productions including several highly praised series (The Shakespeare Plays, Hallmark Hall of Fame, etc.). Notable actors and artists include: Judith Anderson, Peggy Ashcroft, Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Katherine Cornell, Maurice Evans, John Gielgud, Leslie Howard, Rudolf Nureyev, Laurence Olivier, Leontyne Price, Paul Robeson, and Maggie Smith."
By Lesley Ellen Jorbin, Humanities & Music Librarian, Cleveland State University Library

The Electric Shakespeare
"a set of on-line resources and exercises to supplement readings and discussions, and to help in the writing of the critical essays."
By Lawrence Danson, Princeton University

Ever Reader - (dead link)
The Online Magazine of the Shakespeare Oxford Society
"...features a sampling of news, articles and essays drawn from recent issues of the Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter, past materials published by the Society or its predecessors, and new material written exclusively for first publication on the Net."

The Furness Shakespeare Library
"...A collection of primary and secondary sources, including both texts and images, that illuminate the theater, literature, and history of Shakespeare, Shakespearean texts, theatrical production, and criticism, Furness Library resources are now being selectively scanned and mounted here."
- University of Pennsylvania

Illustrated Shakespeare: Electronic Facsimile
"This online collection of 12 works, originally published in venues as distant as Philadelphia and Leipzig, includes images produced by an array of technologies available in the 19th and early 20th century."
- University of Wisconsin, Madison Libraries

MIT Shakespeare Homepage
Includes the complete texts plus search engine

Sh:in:E - Shakespeare in Europe
Sections include: Works ; Metasites; Texts ; Events ; Renaissance ; Contemporary Texts ; Theatre/Film ; Music ; Education ; Uses/Adaptations ; Criticism.

Shakespeare and the Players
" a survey through postcards of the many now unfamiliar English and American actors who played Shakespeare's characters for late Victorian and Edwardian audiences."
By Harry Rusche, English Dept., Emory University

Shakespeare HELP!
Includes: Hypertext Versions of Each Play ; Quizzes on Each Act ; Ask/Answer Questions in Each Play's Forum ; Related Web Sites ; Research State/Film History ; Festivals.

Shakespeare Illustrated
"...explores nineteenth-century paintings, criticism and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another."
By Harry Rusche, English Dept., Emory University

Shakespeare Magazine

The Shakespeare Mystery
"Who, in fact, was he? The man from Stratford? or Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford?"
From the PBS Online - Frontline series

Shakespeare Oxford Society

The Shakespeare Resource Center
A well organized and easy to use collection of resources.
Edited by J. M. Pressley

Shakespeare, William's collection of online texts and resources.

The UK Shakespeare Mailing List

Shakespearean Prompt-Books of the Seventeenth Century
"...Includes 2,272 color digital facsimiles...These eight volumes (15 plays) are studies of the stage texts used in various seventeenth-century performances of Shakespeare's plays. G. Blakemore Evans has identified the different manuscript hands that annotate the prompt-books and compared them with other eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Shakespearean stage texts. Thus, the collection provides an opportunity to examine Shakespearean performance traditions and innovations."
University of Virginia Electronic Text Center

Sher's Shakespeare Index - (dead link)
"This Index attempts, insofar as is possible for one person to do so, to present a choice selection from the vast world of Shakespeare offerings on the Web."
By Benjamin Sher

Tools for studying Shakespeare and Contemporaries
A nice collection of teaching materials mostly at the college level but some can also be incorporated into high school classes
University of Georgia

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