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Resource Guide:
William Shakespeare

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Elizabethan EraPR 421-429
English Literature - DramaPR 621-744
English Literature - English RenaissancePR 2199-3195
History of Great Britain - Tudors 1485-1603DA 310-360
History of Great Britain - Elizabethan AgeDA 350-360
History of Great Britain - Early StuartsDA 385-398
Dramatic Representation - The TheaterPN 2000-3307
Dramatic Representation - The Theater - RenaissancePN 2171-2179
Dramatic Representation - The Theater - ModernPN 2181-2193

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Adaptations, History and criticism
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Authorship
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Characters
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Comedies
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Film and video adaptations
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Influence
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Literary style
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Poliical and social views
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Stage history
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Tempest
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Tragedies
  • Theater and society, England, History, 17th century

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Acting funny: comic theory and practice in Shakespeare's...PR 2981 .A28 1994
The best actors in the world Shakespeare and...e-Book
The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare studiesPR 2976 .C29
Costumes and settings for Shakespeare's playsREMOTE PR 3091 .W48 1982
The death of the actor: Shakespeare on page and stagePR 3091 .B8 1991
The Globe restored: a study of the Elizabethan theaterPR 2920 .H6
Hamlet in purgatoryPR 2807 .G69 2001
Indirections: Shakespeare and the art of illusionREMOTE PR 3069 .D57 D3
King Lear: text, sources, criticismPR 2819 .A2 H27 1962
>Music from the age of Shakespeare a cultural historye-Book
Reinventing Shakespeare: a cultural historyPR 2965 .T39 1989
Shakespeare by stages: an historical introductionPR 3095 .K56 2003

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare Bulletin
  • Shakespeare Quarterly
  • Shakespeare in Southern Africa
  • Renaisance Forum
  • Renaissance Papers
  • Theatre History Studies
  • Theatre Journal
  • London Journal
  • Early Modern Literary Studies

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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