Offers Folio and Quarto texts in original spelling.
The Web’s oldest Shakespeare site.
Businesslike and scholarly texts of the plays, supported by MIT.
Shakespeare on the Web
This site has great photographs of the actual Folio pages for Shakespeare’s plays as well as photographs of Holinshed’s Chronicles, one of Shakespeare’s primary sources.
LIFE IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND
A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603. This site offers a concise, yet superficial view of basic daily existence in Elizabethan England. Good for a basic introduction to the period and quick fact searches.
MODERN HISTORY SOURCEBOOK: Holinshed’s Chronicles of England 1577
Holinshed’s Chronicles are a primary source account of daily living in England during the Renaissance. It includes a discussion of topics such as laws, policies, inventions and public health.
Designed for scholars and Renaissance Faire aficionados, this page has links to nearly anything and everything, from portraits of Elizabeth I to the rules of rapier and dagger fighting to Elizabethan gardening and the Great Chain of Being. If the site is missing anything at all, you bet it links to a page where that something can be found.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM
The society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating pre-17th-century European history. Some of the material is highly esoteric, but the SCA is a wonderful resource for finding helpful people in your area.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS: “You Kiss by the Book”: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
The site contains lesson plans that complement the study of plot and characterization.
Shakespeare and the Internet
An annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet. This site has links to everything: play texts, information about Shakespeare’s life, Elizabethan England, Shakespeare criticism, study guides and lesson plans.