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A. Introduction

Although Shakespeare lived and wrote more than 400 years ago, people today still enjoy reading and seeing his plays. Students also like to write essays about the stories, characters and themes in the plays.

B. Subject Headings and Shelf Numbers   
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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  • Browse call numbers 822.33
C. Frequently Mentioned Texts

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Individual editions of any of the plays

D. General References, e.g. Guides, Encyclopedia, or Dictionaries   

Shakespeare A to Z:The Essential Reference to His Plays, His Poems, His Life and Times and More by Charles Boyce. Facts on File, 1990. 822.33/ZB789s

A Complete Concordance or Verbal Index to Words, Phrases and Passages in the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare by John Bartlett. 822.33/YB289C/R

Dictionary of Shakespeare by Louise McConnell. 822.33/YM478d

  For study guides to the individual plays the Library System has Cliff's Notes
E. Magazines or Newspapers
F. Internet Resources
G. Other Media, e.g. Video, Audio
  • The Library System has a number of video recordings of stage and film performances of Shakespeare plays; the system also has audio recordings on CD and audio cassette. Look for these under the plays' titles.
Prepared by G. Garloch
March 2013