The following are links to literature pages on the Web
Book Lovers: This site contains an abundance of links to every imaginable book-related site. Fabulous!
Bookwire: This site also has good links to other sites; more important, it links you to lists of the Nobel, Pulitzer, Pen-Faulkner, and other award winners. And not least, it takes you toThe Boston Review of Books and The Hungry Mind Review, among others.
Nimble Books LLC: This site contains book reviews, articles, author biographies, and also information on book-related Usenet groups.
The Literature Network has links to information and e-texts for a large number of authors. A very good resource.
The Word : This site contains a list of links to other book sites, especially on-line journals and reference sources. A very inclusive list.
Literature.org has full and unadridged e-texts of many American and English classics.
Bartleby.com has links to quotations, e-texts, and information on many writers. Great resource!
The following are links to sites which provide assistance with research, paper writing and documentation.
The Internet Public Library: This site contains all sorts of help on writing research papers, documentation, and information on literature, as well as lots of good links to literature sites.
The University of Wisconsin's Page on Documentation Styles: The name says it all.
The following are links to just a few of the excellent sites which provide information about Shakespeare, the Elizabethan era, and the plays we are reading.
General Information about William Shakespeare:
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare provides e-texts of Shakespeare's plays and poetry.
- Mr. William Shakespeare and the Intenet provides biographical information, timelines, and links to other useful Shakespeare sites. This is a great resource.
- Shakespeare's Globe Research Database has tons of information about the Old Globe Theatre, the new Globe, and 16th and 17th century London theatre in general. A great site.
- Internet Shakespeare Editions is a great site with links to many scholarly articles on Shakespeare and information about his life and the theatre of his time.
- Shakespeare Online is a great site, with links to lots of articles, theatrical information, and e-texts of the plays.
- The Shakespeare Oxford Society Home Page specializes in authorship issues: did Shakespeare write his own plays, or were they written by another? This site has links to many articles on both sides.
- The Shakespeare Authorship Page takes on the same issue, but with the conviction that Shakespeare wrote his own plays. Lots of good articles and background information here.
- Shakespeare Resource Center is a great site with information about Shakespeare's life and times, his works, synopses of his plays, and other useful links. Absolute Shakespeare has it all: e-texts of the plays and poems, biographical information, Shakespeare trivia, pictures, quotes--even a quiz. An excellent site.
- Shakespeare's World is a great site, with links to postcards of actors and actresses who starred in Shakespeare's play, and links to Shakespeare-related fine art.
- Theater Inspirations is actually a sales site, but it has a great compilation of links to Shakespeare sources.
- Life in Elizabethan England: A compendium of Common Knowledge: Everything you ever wanted to know about Elizabethan England and more, from politics to wedding customs to snack foods to baby names. An excellent resource.
- Currency Values in Elizabethan England will tell you how much the money was worth. Amazing!
- Elizabethan Life in Britain provides a brief overview of daily life and trends.
- Educating Shakespeare is a fascinating look at education in Shakespeare's time.
- Elizabethan and Jacobean England is a straightforward, easy-to-follow history of England during these time periods.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
- A Midsummer Night's Dream is the e-text of the play.
- a href="http://www.pathguy.com/mnd.htm">Enjoying A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare introduces you to the major themes of the play and provides a context in which to read it. There is a quick summary, a bit of trivia, a guide to the characters, and lots of excellent links, including links to works or productions of Shakespeare's which have been censored.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream provides an e-text of the play with extensive commentary. Extremely useful!
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide is Andrew Moore's excellent guide to the play. He provides contextual as well as thematic information, and suggests great methods for reading and remembering the play.
- Richard III is the e-text of the play.
- Richard III; this site provides plot summary of the play.
- Richard III Society, American Branch provides lots of excellent information on King Richard III, the subject of Shakespeare's play.
- The Life of King Henry V is the e-text of the play.
- Henry V is a brief biograpy of Henry V, the subject of the play.
- The Myth of Henry V is a more detailed biography of Henry V, with some comparisons between the real history and the play.
- Henry V is The Shakespeare Resource Center's plot summary of the play.
- Who's Who in Medieval History gives a brief biography of Henry V, and includes links to related topics.
- The Agincourt Honor Roll gives a good account of the battle--and you can check to see if any of your ancestors died there!
- The Tragedy of Hamlet is an e-text of the play.
- Enjoying Hamlet has a detailed synopsis of the play. More important, it has lots of great information about the sources of the story Shakespeare used, with links to many of them. A good site!
- Hamlet Online is an excellent resource, with links to many sites related to Hamlet, and links to many good essays on the play, discussion boards, and other sources of information.
- Bradley on Othello is an excerpt from A. C. Bradley's book, Shakespearean Tragedy. This is part of the chapter on Othello.
- Othello, The Moor of Venice is an e-text of the play.
- Absolute Shakespeare has a guide to Othello that's pretty good; it includes a plot summary and links to Hazlitt's and Coleridge's essays about the play.
- Macbeth Plugged is a good site, with an e-text of the play, cross-referencing and good notes, and some critical and character analysis.
- Welcome to Macbeth's Castle is a fun tour of the play.
- Glamis Castle is a tour of the real Glamis Castle, the setting for Macbeth.
- Legends is a site detailing the origins of the lots of stories, including the Macbeth story.
- Introduction to Macbeth is an excellent critical essay on the play.
- Enjoying "Macbeth" is an excellent site with lots of information about the play, and links to other related sites. One of the most interesting sections of this site addresses the "curse" hanging over Macbeth. Frederick Nietzsche's Daybreak contains a passage on Macbeth which is quite interesting; scroll down to section 240, and see what Nietzsche has to say about the play.
- Absolute Shakespeare has a guide to The Tempest which includes a plot summary and some character analysis, and also links to Hazlitt's and Coleridge's essays on the play.
- The Tempest is an e-text of the play.
- Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet has links to some excellent essays on The Tempest.
- Surfing With the Bard has a good section on The Tempest, with links to some good critical articles.