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Literature: Shakespeare Studies

Subject reference guide for readers of literature

Shakespeare Resources (Print & Online)

Shakespeare on the Web


Open Source Shakespeare

A great place to digitally search within all of Shakespeare's works.


British Library’s Treasures in Full: Shakespeare in Quarto

A superb collection preserved in digital format.


Reference Books (Shakespeare)

The Monmouth University Library has over 70 reference books on Shakespeare, a few of which include:

T
he Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare: A Comprehensive Guide for Students. Four Volumes.

Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of  William Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry, from the First Published Appraisals to Current Evaluations. 100 volumes.

The Folger Guide to Shakespeare. Louis Wright and Virginia  LaMar.

The Essential Shakespeare: An Annotated Bibliography of  Major Modern Studies.


Academic Journals (Shakespeare)


The following Shakespeare-related journals are available at the Research Database page of the MU Library:

Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare Bulletin

Shakespeare Quarterly

Shakespeare Studies



E-Books (Shakespeare)

The Furness Shakespeare Library at the University of Pennsylvania

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Complete Works Online (University of Virginia)



Shakespeare Insults

Check out Shakespeare's insults to bring a chuckle to your day.