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ENG 4750:  Studies in Literature: Shakespearean Drama

Databases

Use these databases for finding academic/peer-reviewed articles on your topic, many in full-text, all accessible on-campus or off-campus (by password). The individual journals (suggested below) and other relevant titles are most efficiently searched by using these databases.

Academic OneFile (Gale)
Humanities Full Text  (EBSCOhost)
Literary Encyclopedia
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Proquest Research Library (ProQuest)

Journals

The following list of e-journals is suggested for finding articles on topics in Shakespeare’s works. These journals can be searched and browsed individually by clicking on “Journals” on the library’s homepage and entering the journal title.

ELN (English Literary History)
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England
Renaissance News and Notes
Renaissance Quarterly
Shakespeare Bulletin
Shakespeare Newsletter
Shakespeare Quarterly
Shakespeare Studies

Books:

Electronic Books

Apologetics of Evil/ Richard Raatzsch. Princeton: Princeton U Press, 2009 (Iago/Othello)

Dictionary of Shakespeare/ Louise McConnell. Middlesex: Peter Collins, 2000.

Making Sense in Shakespeare/ David Lucking. New York: Rodopi, 2012.

Shakespeare and Moral  Agency/ Michael Bristol. New York: Continuum, 2010.

Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness/ Sarah Beckwith. Ithaca: Cornell U Press, 2011.

Shakespeare’s Freedom/ Stephen Greenblatt. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 2010.

A Thousand Times More Fair/ Kenji Yoshino. New York: Ecco, 2011. (Law and justice in nine plays)

William Shakespeare/ John Lennard. Penrith CA: Humanities, 2010. (King Lear)

 

General Print and Video Resources:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Time-Life Video, 1987. [45 Videorecordings]
PR2754 B86

The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare: a comprehensive guide for students (4vols.)/ Joseph Rosenblum. Westport: Greenwood, 2005.
Ref PR2976 G739 2005

Playgoing in Shakespeare’s London/ Andrew Gurr. Cambridge: CUP, 2004.
PN2596 L6 G87 2004

Pronouncing Shakespeare’s Words: a guide from A to Zounds/ Dale F. Coye. Westport: Greenwood, 1998.
Ref PR3081 C87 1998

Shakespeare’s Legal Language: a dictionary/ B.J and Mary Sokol. New York: Continuum, 2004.
Ref PR3028 S65 2004

Shakespeare’s Villains/ Maurice Charney. Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 2012. 
PR2992.V5 C46 2012

Speaking Shakespearean Verse / Trevor Nunn et al. Princeton: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999. [Videorecording]
PR3072 S64 1999

A Theatergoer’s Guide to Shakespeare’s Characters/ Robert T. Fallon. Chicago: Ivan Dee, 2004.
PR2987 F36 2004

A Theatergoer’s Guide to Shakespeare’s Themes/ Robert T. Fallon. Chicago: Ivan Dee, 2002.
PR2987 F36 2002

‘Think on my Words’: exploring Shakespeare’s language/ David Crystal. Cambridge: CUP, 2008.
PR3072 C79 2008

Why Shakespeare: an introduction to the playwright’s art/ G.M. Pinciss. New York: Continuum, 2005.
PR2995 P56 2005

Will in the World: how Shakespeare became Shakespeare/ Stephen Greenblatt. New York: Norton, 2004.
PR2894 G74 2004


Library Resources Listed by Play:

Richard II


“Richard II: the paralysis of mode” in Player-King and Adversary: two faces of play in Shakespeare/ Eileen Jorge Allman. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1980.
PR3069 R59 A4

Shakespeare’s Political Realism: the English history plays/ Tim Spiekerman. Albany: SUNY Press, 2001.
PR2982 S63 2001

“King-Making in King Richard II” in Shakespeare’s Secret Schemers/ Richard A. Levin. Newark: U of Delaware Press, 2001.
PR2992 T74 L48 2001

Richard III

Joan of Arc and Richard III: sex, saints, and government in the Middle Ages/ Charles T. Wood. New York: OUP, 1988. [Historical study]
DA176 W66 1988

To Prove a Villain: the case of King Richard III/ Taylor Littleton. New York: Macmillan, 1964. [Historical case studies]
DA260 L67

Richard III/ Charles R. Derek. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1981. [Biography]
DA260 R67 1981

“Aggression and the project of the histories” in Shakespeare’s Personality/ Norman N. Holland. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1989. [Richard III]
PR2909 S54 1989

“Butchery…and the emergence of Richard III” and “Richard III for a violent era” in Shakespeare and Violence/ R.A. Foakes. Cambridge: CUP, 2003.
PR3069 V55 F63 2003

“Reflecting gems and dead bones: tragedy versus history in Richard III” in Shakespeare’s Wide and Universal Stage/ ed. C.B. Cox and D.J. Palmer. Dover: Manchester U Press, 1984.
PR2976 S344 1984

“To entrap the wisest: sacrificial ambivalence in The Merchant of Venice and Richard III” in A Theater of Envy/ Rene Girard. New York: OUP, 1991.
PR2976 G5 1991

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream/ Trevor R. Griffiths. Cambridge: CUP, 1996. [Shakespeare in production series]
PR2827 M53 1996

A Midsummer Night’s Dream/ James L. Calderwood. New York: Twayne, 1992.
PR2827 C34 1992

“Portrait of Athens in A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Shakespeare’s Political Pageant/ Joseph Alulis. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.
PR3017 S58 1996

A Theater of Envy: William Shakespeare/ Rene Girard. New York: OUP, 1991. [contains 8 essays on A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
PR2976 G5 1991

A Midsummer Night’s Dream/ Joseph Papp et al. Princeton: Films for the Humanities, 1988. [Videorecording, 2 parts- Shakespeare in the Park, 1982]
PR2827 A2 P361 1988

Much Ado About Nothing

“Those ‘soft and delicate desires’: Much Ado and the distrust of women” in The Woman’s Part/ (ed.) Carolyn Ruth Swift Lenz et al. Urbana: U of Chicago Press, 1980.
PR2991 W6

“The Shakespearean lie-detector: thoughts on ‘Much Ado About Nothing’” in Shakespeare’s Wide and Universal Stage/ C.B. Cox and D.J. Palmer. Dover: U of Manchester Press, 1984.
PR2976 S344 1984

“Love by hearsay: mimetic strategies in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’” in A Theater of Envy: William Shakespeare/ Rene Girard. New York: OUP, 1991.
PR2976 G5 1991

The Tempest

Caliban/ (ed.) Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1992.
PR2833 C3 1992

“’The Tempest’: heaven, earth, and rainbow” in Player-King and Adversary/ Eileen Jorge Allman. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1980.
PR3069 R59

Shakespeare’s Caliban: a cultural history/ Alden and Virginia Vaughan. Cambridge: CUP, 1991
PR2833 V38 1991

Shakespeare, the Dark Comedies to the Last Plays/ R.A. Foakes. Charlottesville: U of Virginia Press, 1971. [Chapter on The Tempest]
PR2976 F57

“Tempest: Shakespeare’s ideal solution” in Shakespeare’s Personality/ Norman N. Holland. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1989.
PR2909 S54 1989

Shakespeare and The Tempest/ Francis Neilson. Ringe: R.R. Smith, 1956.
PR2833 N4

“Violence, freedom, and slavery in ‘The Tempest’” and “Power-dressing and authority in ‘The Tempest’” in Shakespeare and Violence/ R.A. Foakes. Cambridge: CUP, 2003.
PR3069 V55 F63 2003

The Tempest. New York: Ambrose Video, 1979. [Videorecording, 2 parts, BBC]
PR2833 A25 1987

Othello

Iago/ (ed.) Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1992
PR2829 I2 1992

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare’s Othello/ Andrew Hadfield. New York: Routledge, 2003.
PR2829 R68 2003

“’This is Venice’: politics in Shakespeare’s Othello” in Shakespeare’s Political Pageant/ Joseph Alulis. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.
PR3017 S58 1996

“Othello: ‘The Beast with Two Backs’” in Shakespeare’s Mortal Knowledge/ Zulfikar Ghose. New York: St. Martin’s, 1993.
PR2983 G47 1993

“’Othello’: I took you for that cunning whore of Venice” in Shakespeare’s Tragedies/ Alexander Leggatt. Cambridge: CUP, 2005.
PR2983 L385 2005

Shakespeare: the Tragedies/Clifford Leech. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1965. [Chapter on Othello]
PR2983 L38

The Merchant of Venice

Exploring a Character/ David Suchet et al. Princeton: Films for the Humanities, 1990. [Videorecording exploring Shylock as character]
PR2825 E87 1990

Friendship and Literature/ Ronald A. Sharp. Durham: Duke UP, 1986. [Chapter on The Merchant of Venice]
PN56 F74 S53 1986

“Love play in the Early Comedies” in Player-King and Adversary/ Eileen Jorge Allman. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1980.
PR3069 R59

“’The Merchant of Venice’: a personal view” in Shakespeare in Perspective/ Victor Poole et al. Princeton: Films for the Humanities, 1998 [Video recording, vol. 4]
PR2976 S3375 1998

Shakespeare and the Jews/ James S. Shapiro. New York: Columbia UP, 1996.
PR2825 S44 1996

“Aliens in our Midst: Jews, Italians, and Wary Englishmen in ‘The Merchant of Venice’” in Shakespeare’s Foreign Worlds/ Carole Levin. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2009.
PR2989 L438 2009

Shylock/ Pierre Lasry. Princeton: Films for the Humanities, 1999. [Videorecording presenting various productions of The Merchant of Venice]
PR2825 S464 1999

Shylock: a legend and its legacy/ John J. Gross. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
PR2825 G76 1992

Shylock and the Jewish Question/ Martin D. Yaffe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1999.
PR2825 Y34 1999

Shylock is Shakespeare/ Kenneth Gross. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 2006.
PR2825 G763 2006

Websites

Beautifully organized, Shakespeare Online supplies essays, criticism, plot analysis as well as a variety of interesting links to deepen one’s search. Canadian freelance writer Ms. Amanda Babillard’s site is dedicated to provide “…free, original, and accurate information on Shakespeare…” and does so in spades.
http://www.shakespeare-online.com

Originally conceived as an assignment for a graduate technical writing class, J.M. Pressley’s Shakespeare Resource Center intends (admirably) to deliver an up-to-date gathering of the most useful links to the Bard on the Web. http://www.bardweb.net

Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) was established in 1999 as a non-profit organization by Michael Best and Roberta Livingston in cooperation with the University of Victoria (Canada) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. A distinguished editorial board, advisors, and programmers provide “…one of the webs widest varieties of Shakespeare related resources…” Organized by Foyer, Library, Theater, and Annex, look under Library for peer-reviewed material on Shakespeare’s life, work, and times.
http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/

Online Text of Shakespeare provides text of plays and many sonnets, created by Jeremy Hylton and operated by MIT’s oldest and largest newspaper, The Tech. The site has offered Shakespeare’s plays and poetry since 1993.
http://shakespeare.mit.edu

Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is a world renowned center for research, textual preservation, and public programs connected with Shakespeare. Though this site does not provide the student with extensive direct links to material, its utility lay in its extensive listing of programs, concerts, family activities, and exhibitions.
http://www.folger.edu

“The Shakespeare Authorship Page is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare.” Interesting, extensive discussions, with links.
http://shakespeareauthorship.com

Websites:

The History Guide
http://eawc.evansville.edu/index.htm

Voice of the Shuttle
http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2713

Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students
http://www.bowdoin.edu/writing-guides

WebChron: The WebChronology Project
http://www.thenagain.info/webchron

ipl2: History
http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=6945&parent=6925

Books/Ebooks:

Fifty Key Thinkers on History
REF D13 .H75 2000

A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing
REF D13 .G47 1998 (2v.)

Companion to Historiography
REF D13 .C626 1997

Fortunes of History: Historical Inquiry From Herder to Huizinga
REF D16 .K26 2003

Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing
REF D14 .E58 1999 (2v.)

The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals
D13 .H445 2004

History, Theory, Text: Historians and the Linguistic Turn
D13 .C5827 2004

The Logic of History: Putting Postmodernism in Perspective
D16.8 .M3858 2004

Refiguring History: New Thoughts on an Old Discipline
D16.8 .J385 2003

Empiricism and History
D16.8 .D27 2003

What is History Now?
D16.8 .W5 2002

A Short Guide to Writing about History
D13 .M294 2002

The Use and Abuse of History, or, How the Past is Taught to Children
D16.25 .F4313 2003

Others (Style Manual)

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations / Kate L. Turabian.  chicago:  U of Chicago Press, 2007.
REF LB2369 .T8 2007

APA, MLA, AMA, Turabian, and Chicago Citation Styles (Long Island University)
http://www2.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citation.htm

Citing References: Turabian Style 

Citing Sources: Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper
http://library.duke.edu/research/citing/index.html

W Vine, Updated 8/21/2014



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