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A starting point for Shakespearean studies

William Shakespeare: The Man and his Times

William Shakespeare: Biography
From Bio, the biography website, a biography of William Shakespeare, which includes two short videos.  Correct citing formats are included on the page for your convenience. 

William Shakespeare, from Wikipedia
An extensive entry, as one would expect.

Shakespeare's Life and Times

This is one section of an amazing website abut Shakespeare. This section, "In Shakespeare's Life and Times, introduces you to the world Shakespeare lived and worked in. This section of the Internet Shakespeare Editions is like a shelf of books, each of which is listed in the navigational bar beneath the page header. Each book, in turn, is divided into chapters dealing with related topics." (from the website). Other sections of this website include plays and poems, Performance, Reviews, and Resources.

Shaksper: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference Website

Absolute Shakespeare, the essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre. is an educational and learning resource about the works of Shakespeare and the role and influence they have had on our history and language.

To Be or Not to Be Shakespeare
An interesting article about the portraits of Shakespeare from

Shakespeare Online
This website is non-stop Shakespeare

Shakespeare Uncovered. Public Broadcasting Corporation

An extraordinary Website. You could spend a long time on this page, and you should.  Shakespeare Uncovered on PBS is made possible through the generosity of the National Endowment for the HumanitiesHoward and Abby Milstein Foundation - lead foundation sponsor with major funding from Rosalind P. Walter,
The Polonsky Foundation, Virginia and Dana Randt, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and PBS.


Criticism Sites

Criticisms from Shakespeare in Europe
Includes a bibliography of links from the16th century through the early 20th century. Hosted at the University of Basil, CH 

Shakespeare and His Critics
The site contains a mixture of historical and modern documents related to Shakespeare and Renaissance drama.

Timeline of Shakespeare criticism from Wikipedia
An interesting selection of Criticism through the ages.

Shakespearean Theatre