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A guide to the many resources available for research on Shakespeare and his works.

The Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe

The Globe Theatre

Virtual tour of the Globe Theatre

Images for the Globe Theatre (Google)

Books and articles on the Globe Theatre,
found in library databases

Acting Shakespeare


Shakespeare in Performance

Shakespeare's Staging

A survey of resources involving Shakespeare's stage and Shakespearean performance, provided by the Shakespeare Program, English Department, University of California at Berkeley.


Shakespeare festivals

Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland

Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada


Contemporary performances

Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Shakespeare in the Park, New York City

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA


First performances of Shakespeare's plays

Performances of William Shakespeare Plays

William Shakespeare Chronology of plays, first performances

Staging and Performance-Folger Shakespeare Library


Reviews of Contemporary Performances

You can search for reviews in many different sources. One is Google, where you can use a search like this: shakespeare hamlet new york theater review.

There are also several library databases where you can search for reviews. Here are a few with example searches:

You can also search in newspaper indexes, for example, Lexis-Nexis Academic, NewsBank, and the Los Angeles Times.