Shakespeare: Resources on the Man and His Work
Considering the scope of his fame, little is known about William Shakespeare's ... read more »
Shakespeare has more books written about him than any other writer, he’s the most produced playwright and there are more films based on Shakespeare's works than on any other writer, including ones you might not immediately recognize, like “10 Things I Hate About You” and “The Lion King.” It’s safe to say that Shakespeare is one of the most influential writers of all time. The Web sites below take you on a whirlwind tour of Shakespeare’s huge body of work, including the plays and the sonnets.
- Shakespeare’s canon (works accepted as authentic) consists of 37 plays, 154 sonnets and two long narrative poems—“Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucrece”—with many others attributed to him. Access it all through Bartleby’s online version of W.J. Craig’s 1914 Oxford edition of the “Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” considered one of the best.
Not only do Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets exhibit broad knowledge of the works of classical ... read more »
Shakespeare lived and worked between 1564 and 1616, placing him squarely in the long and important ... read more »
Like learning a second language, learning to love Shakespeare's plays can ... read more »