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Shakespeare: Studying the Bard

A guide to resources on the Bard, William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare and...?

There is a huge amount of scholarship on Shakespeare, so how can you narrow a search? Consider adding a second term, e.g.: 

Shakespeare AND...

  • adaptation 
  • race
  • gender 
  • sexuality
  • the role of women
  • religion OR spirituality 
  • film
  • masculinity
  • modernity
  • politics 
  • popular culture 
  • violence

Literary Criticism

Performance

Reference Resources

Don't Forget

I know Shakespeare's a dead white guy, but he knows his shit, so we can overlook that.