A Theatre Guide to Shakespeare
There have been many well-regarded authors in the history of literature and the theatre. Authors such as Louisa May Alcott, Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling, T.S. Eliot and Edgar Allen Poe are just a few of countless notable authors and playwrights that have made a name for themselves in the world of literature. Each has created well-known works and plays that will be kept in high esteem by critics and theatre goers. However, arguably the finest playwright of all time is William Shakespeare.
Born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in England, Shakespeare was a prolific writer of some of the most well-known works in the English language. From comedies to tragedies, Shakespeare has created a highly regarded body of work which has been studied and presented for centuries. Shakespeare first began writing in the late 1500’s and created such masterpieces such as King Lear, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It. These plays are among the dozens of works of Shakespeare over the course of history.
The works of William Shakespeare have been performed by large and small acting companies for several centuries. Amateur and professional acting companies around the world have put on performances of his works. In fact, the groundbreaking works of Shakespeare have been one of the most commonly performed works of all time. We hope you enjoy the following resources to gain a better understanding of the life and works of William Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare Biography
- Biography of William Shakespeare – Informative page providing a look at the life and works of Shakespeare.
- A Shakespeare Timeline – Listing of important events in the life of William Shakespeare broken down by years.
- William Shakespeare Biography – Information on the life and the writings of the well-known English author.
- Shakespeare – Helpful overview on one of the most famous writers of all time.
- Shakespeare Biography – Useful information on the work and the life of the famed English writer.
- William Shakespeare – Biographical version of the life of the famed author and a brief introduction to his work.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
- Globe Theatre Pictures – Interesting view of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as seen from the inside and outside.
- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – Informative page detailing the set, costumes and other attributes of the Globe Theatre in the time of Shakespeare.
- Information on the Globe Theatre – Description of the physical layout and size of the Globe Theatre.
- Globe Theatre Model – Fascinating model in 3D, discussing the details and layout of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
- Shakespeare’s Comedies – Listing and information on the various comedies that were written by William Shakespeare.
- William Shakespeare Comedy Plays – Helpful site which provides information and resources on the comedies of Shakespeare.
- Comedies of Shakespeare – Useful list of many of the comedies written by William Shakespeare.
- As You Like It – Page providing the plot summary of the comedy written by Shakespeare.
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Site providing a quick summary of the play written by William Shakespeare.
- The Tragedies of William Shakespeare – Page outlining the plays of William Shakespeare that are considered to be tragedies.
- The Essence of a Shakespearean Tragedy – Helpful page providing details on what a tragedy written by Shakespeare will look and sound like.
- Shakespeare’s Tragedies – Informative page giving an overview of the different tragedies that were written by William Shakespeare.
- William Shakespeare Tragedies – Information and description of the various tragedies written by Shakespeare.
- Shakespearean Tragedy – A useful look at the form that a William Shakespeare tragedy takes in written form.
Online Works of William Shakespeare
- Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Comprehensive resource providing online text of the various works of William Shakespeare.
- Shakespeare’s Plays – Online versions of the plays that have been written by William Shakespeare.
- Shakespeare Bookshelf – Library of online resources providing the writings of the plays of William Shakespeare.
- Internet Shakespeare Editions – Useful online resources providing versions of a number of Shakespeare works.
Additional Shakespeare Resources
- Shakespeare Resource Center – Helpful collection of information and works of the famed English writer.
- Shakespeare and the Internet – Collection of helpful resources online that are discussing the works and life of Shakespeare.
- Shakespeare Online – Useful information and analysis of the plays and other works of William Shakespeare.
- Shakespeare Resources – Resourceful site providing links to a number of helpful sites surrounding the works and life of Shakespeare.
- William Shakespeare Resources – Informative website providing a number of useful links surrounding the works and life of Shakespeare.
- Shakespeare Resources – Helpful and educational page providing various resources on the history of Shakespeare.
We hope we have provided helpful information on the life and work of one of the most influential people in the history of literature.