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Shakespeare Studies

A Guide to studying Shakespeare brought to you by the UCI Libraries

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Welcome to the UCI Libraries' Shakespeare Studies LibGuide. Please contact Richard Cho, your Research Librarian for Literature, with questions.

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Librarian for Humanities and Literature

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Richard Cho
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Cambridge Shakespeare

A new database on Shakespeare acquired in the year 2020! Discover the complete works of Shakespeare together with a wealth of integrated, prize-winning reference material. Visit the Works of Shakespeare or the Worlds of Shakespeare to start exploring.

Shakespeare Documented

Shakespeare Documented

Shakespeare Documented is the largest and most authoritative collection of primary-source materials documenting the life of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), bringing together all known manuscript and print references to Shakespeare, his works, and additional references to his family, in his lifetime and shortly thereafter.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages. 

New Oxford Shakespeare

The New Oxford Shakespeare

The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. Includes the Modern Critical Edition, Critical Reference Edition, and the Authorship Companion.

Digital Theatre Plus

Founded in 2009, Digital Theatre+ is already the world’s leading educational platform for the performing arts. Today, we provide 3 million students in over 1,700 schools, colleges and universities across 65 countries with unlimited access to over 900 full-length productions and educational resources.