This is a guide to important print and electronic sources for researching William Shakespeare's life, works, and times. The emphasis is on material available in the University of Maryland Libraries' collections, but some Internet sources are also included. Contact the subject librarian for additional assistance.
Portrait of William Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout the elder. Engraving 1623.
This frontispiece to the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's works is one of the earliest portraits of the poet. Droeshout must have worked from a painting or drawing of Shakespeare as a young man, as he himself was only fifteen when Shakespeare died. Image and information from ArtStor