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Online Reference Sources
Cambridge Guide to Theatre
Covers all major playwrights, works, traditions, theories, companies, venues and events; details the origins of popular theatre tradition; discusses the work of actors, directors and designers; and explains theatre architecture and design.
UIUC Online Catalog - Searches all UIUC libraries.
Remember that you can search by subject heading. A good subject heading for the Globe Theatre would be: Globe Theatre (London).
If a book is not available at UIUC . . .
- I-Share - Searches for items in more than 80 academic libraries in Illinois, including UIUC.
- WorldCat - Searches for items in libraries throughout the world.
Helpful Websites and Online Resources
Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.
Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context
Reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins. Coverage includes the practices of Elizabethan actors and script writers: methods of characterization; gesture, blocking and choreography, including music, dance and fighting; actors' rhetorical interaction with audiences; and use of costumes, stage props, and make-up.
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
In addition to providing information about this particular theatre company, this website has various resources about Shakespeare and theatre.
The Folger is an internationally recognized research library, with Folger Theater housed within it. They produce publications and resources—in print and online—to support teachers, students, and lifelong learners interested in Shakespeare’s plays and the world that shaped them.
Royal Shakespeare Company
In addition to providing information about this modern theatre company, they also provide resources about Shakespeare's plays and life.