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Information about all things Shakespeare!

About this guide

This guide was designed to help students, staff, and faculty find credible Shakespeare-related resources. Varied formats are accessible through GHC's online library catalog, Galileo databases, the BBC Ambrose Film Series, and external, nonprofit websites.

William Shakespeare: "Bard of Avon," England's National Poet

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Courtesy of Jeremy Hylton, jeremy@alum.mit.edu.

Information about The Globe Theatre in London, England


Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: This site contains details on the current season of plays and events, exhibitions, and guided tours. Includes panoramic pictures from inside the theatre.  It was not only one of most famous playhouse’s of all time, but also where Shakespeare performed many of his greatest plays.

[Thou art] the veriest varlet that ever chewed with a tooth!

Shakespearean Insult Generator: His creative mastery of the slur is a true work of art. Share his wicked wit by issuing insults in style. Adapted for the Web by Chris Seidel.

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