to the latest edition of Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet. Newcomers
read the Introduction for an
explanation of the way things are arranged. IThe What's
News page describes new links, ideas and features, along with
current events and other Shakespearean news.
site attempts two things:
To be an annotated guide to
the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet. Admittedly,
some of the resources are not so scholarly, but that's as may be.
Usefulness to students (in the broadest sense) is most often the guiding principle. The truly
un-scholarly sites are linked on the "Other" Sites page.
With respect to current performances, a very popular feature is a listing of
unique Shakespeare material
unavailable elsewhere on the Internet, such as
The latest feature...
first appearance of Shakespeare's name on the title page of
a printed play was the quarto publication of Love's
Labour's Lost. The first quarto, and only authoritative
text, of Love's Labour's Lost appeared in 1598 with
the following title page...The W. W. is thought to be
William White (d. 1615). Cuthbert Burby (d. 1607) owned the
copyright to this play and to Romeo and Juliet, transferred
on his death to Nicholas Ling.
Q1 served as the text for the
Folio printing, but it has been revised inconsistently,
giving rise to a theory of a lost Q0, but there is no other
evidence for a lost quarto (except for the "Newly corrected
and augmented" tag printer on the Title page of Q1. More...
Reviews of web sites, books, DVDs and other
materials. Click here for the
latest review and the archives.
The latest editor added to the
Complete. William Warburton (1698 - 1779) was born
the son of a Newark attorney. In 1723 he took orders in the
Church of England. He was awarded the M. A. degree by
Cambridge in 1728, and was subsequently curate, vicar,
King's Chaplain, Lincoln's Inn Preacher, Prebendary, Dean
and Bishop of Gloucester. He had an intense interest in both
theology and Shakespeare.
Significant introductions and prefaces to
the various historical editions of the Works of Shakespeare:
Contemporaries. A brief biography and essential link to many
of the important theatrical, political, and intellectual figures of
The latest figure...
John Speed was born at Farndon, Cheshire, the son of John Speed who
was admitted to the freedom of the Merchant Taylors' Company on 5 April
1566, and Elizabeth Cheynye of Newgate. In 1580 he also was admitted to the
freedom of the Merchant Taylors 'Company and followed his father by earning
his living as a tailor. In the same year he married and seems to have
settled in Moorfields where he leased a property from the Merchant Taylors'
Company for 20s per year. The boon of his life came when he gained the
favorable notice of Fulke-Greville, Lord Brooke