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William Shakespeare

This is a guide to important print and electronic sources in for researching William Shakespeare's life, works, and times. The emphasis is on material available from the University of Maryland Libraries but some Internet open sources are also included.

Streaming Video Productions of Shakespeare's Plays

The above production of Titus Andronicus is one of many included in the streaming video collections available through the UMD Libraries.  Check out the following collections for this and other productions:

BBC Shakespeare Plays

Theatre in Video

MIT Global Shakespeare video & Performance Archive is a collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata provided by scholars and educators in the field.


Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

The WAPAVA collection includes recordings of over 700 professional theatrical productions, among them some of Shakespeare's plays, representing a cross-section of Washington-area theatres.

Shakespeare Solos

The Guardian presents the  Shakespeare Solos.  Leading actors perform some of Shakespeare's greatest speeches in a video series to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.