Who Was Shakespeare?
Who was the man behind the plays? Check out these different biographies to learn more about the Bard!
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Audio Recordings Available
Literature Online (LION) includes fully dramatised, unabridged recordings of all of Shakespeare’s plays!
Each play is recorded by noted actors, many of whom were trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, such as Simon Russell Beale, Joseph Fiennes, David Tennant, Niamh Cusack and Sir John Gielgud and includes sound effects and music to bring the plays further to life. All audio plays are in mp3 format and will play on your computer’s default media player.
These are just a few resources that may be useful for finding information related to Shakespeare and film. Use the tabs across the top of the page to locate the types of sources you need. For additional information, refer to the English Literature-Shakespeare, Film and Media Arts, or Shakespeare & Music guides. Comments? Suggestions? Let me know!
Reference Shelf - Unpacking Shakespeare
Need to quick look up a Shakespearian name, symbol, or theme? Just need to name a specifc film technique? Use the following sources for help.