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Welcome to the latest edition of Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet.  Newcomers should 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.

This 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 Shakespeare Festivals.

   To present unique Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet, such as

bullet A Shakespeare Timeline, which gives the key events of Shakespeare's life and work along with related documentary evidence.   There are several supporting pages to the timeline:
bullet Primary documents related to the life of Shakespeare.
The latest feature...
  • 1598 - First Title Page 

The 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...

bullet Reviews of web sites, books, DVDs and other materials.  Click here for the latest review and the archives.
bullet The Editors of Shakespeare—a work in progress...
The latest editor added to the series...

Warburton 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.   More...

bullet Significant introductions and prefaces to the various historical editions of the Works of Shakespeare:
bullet Shakespeare's Contemporaries.  A brief biography and essential link to many of the important theatrical, political, and intellectual figures of the Renaissance.
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  More...

bullet Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare.

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