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Resource Guide:
William Shakespeare

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

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

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • 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

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

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

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

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

Selected Websites and Digital Archives