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The World of Shakespeare: Getting Started

Welcome to the Shakespeare Subject Guide

About This Guide

This guide contains information about:

  • Shakespeare's Plays & Sonnets
  • Shakespeare's Life
  • Elizabethan Society
  • The Tudor Queens

Use the TABS above to find available resources & information related to Shakespeare.

A Hot Shakespeare Read

Tudor Podcasts

Various Tudor Podcasts:

Podcasts from the 'Henry VIII: Man and Monarch' exhibition at the British Library.

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Wm. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
The Chandos portrait (artist and authenticity unconfirmed), in the National Portrait Gallery, London
Born Stratford-upon-AvonWarwickshireEngland
Baptised 26 April 1564
Died 23 April 1616 (aged 52)
Resting place Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon
Era Elizabethan era
Movement English Renaissance
Spouse(s) Anne Hathaway (m. 1582)
William Shakespeare Signature.svg



Super Scholar: Shakespeare


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Intoduction to the Shakespeare Subject Guide

A video from Yavapai college librarian, who gave me permission to use some of her great resources. 


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Shakespeare's Mother: The Secret Life of a Tudor Woman

A 400-year-old Shakespearean mystery

Shakespeare Sonnet Generator

Shakespeare Podcast

Shakespeare By Another Name: A series of Podcasts discussing who was Shakespeare.

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Episodes reveal the extraordinary world and works of William Shakespeare and the still-potent impact his plays have today. The films combine interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most-celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays staged specially for the series at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.