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William Shakespeare

A guide to the study of playwright William Shakespeare.

Welcome!

Portrait of ShakespeareWelcome to the Research Guide for the study of the plays, poetry, and life of William ShakespeareThe resources collected here will help you conduct research on Shakespeare's life, his works, and those who influenced or were influenced by him. Feel free to explore the tabs above to get specific research help.

I would love to meet with you individually to help explore these resources or to answer any questions. Please call me or email me if you need research assistance or if you would like to schedule an appointment (see the box to the right).

Shakespeare Subject Headings

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Hathaway, Anne, 1556?-1623

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Adversaries

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Authorship

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Autographs

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Biography

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Bibliography

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Childhood and youth

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Chronology

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Contemporaries

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Contemporary England

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Family

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Forgeries

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Friends and associates

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Marriage

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Psychology

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Political and social views

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Will

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Plays. Selections

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Poems

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Sonnets.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Comedy of errors

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Comedies

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Coriolanus

​Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Cymbeline

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King John

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 1

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV. Part 2

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VI

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Caesar

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard II

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Lover's complaint

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love's labour's lost

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love's labour's won

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Measure for measure

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Pericles

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Rape of Lucrece

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Timon of Athens

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Titus Andronicus

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Two gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter's tale

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Aesthetics

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Allusions

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Concordances

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Congresses

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Criticism and interpretation

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Criticism, Textual

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Dictionaries

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Encyclopedias

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Ethics

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Humor

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--In literature

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Influence

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Language

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Literary style

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Parodies, imitations, etc.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Periodicals

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Philosophy

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Settings

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Stories, plots, etc.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Poetic works

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Prose

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Quotations

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Societies, etc

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Sources

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Spurious and doubtful works

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Study and teaching

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Technique

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Tragicomedies

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Translations

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Versification

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Views on friendship.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Views on imperialism.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Views on property.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Views on race.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Views on sexual orientation

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Actors

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Characters Blacks

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Comic characters

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Criminals

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Daughters

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Dictionaries.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Fairies

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Fathers

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Fools

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Ghosts

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Heroes

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Muslims

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Satirists

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Servants

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Villains

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Welsh

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Women

Globe Theatre Model

In 2019, thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the State Library of Ohio, CSU’s Michael Schwartz Library and Theatre and Dance Department were able to restore a historic model of the Globe Theatre that had fallen into disrepair.

We encourage you to enjoy the beautiful model on display in Theatre & Dance Department in the Middough Building.