external image shake.gifThe Bard - William Shakespeare


a Timeline of his life

Shakepeare's Words
The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. He invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs , changing verbs into adjectives , connecting words never before used together , adding prefixes and suffixes , and diversing words wholly original. Below is a list of a few of the words Shakespeare coined.


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General info on Elizabethan England
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Your Dream Vacation in Elizabethan England










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General facts about Bill’s life (birth/death date 4/23; the “lost years”; he wrote histories; comedies, and tragedies

For information on the literature of the Elizabethan Era (selected paragraphs)










3028926803_ee5975c5ff_o.jpgInfo on the Globe Theater and the First Folio









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Info on Shakespeare’s early life

Info on Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon

Info on the First Folio





Useful Links About Shakespeare!
Shakespeare’s Biography
Columbia Encyclopedia—William Shakespeare
The History Channel—William Shakespeare
In Search of Shakespeare
Literature Post
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Renaissance-Faire.Com’s Life of William Shakespeare
Shakespeare Biography
Shakespeare Biography by All Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Biography (Shakespeare Online)
William Shakespeare (MS Encarta Online)
William Shakespeare—Biography and Works
William Shakespeare: An Outline of his Life
Shakespeare’s Works

Collected Works of Shakespeare
Internet Shakespeare: Draft Early Texts
Internet Shakespeare Editions—Home Page
Mr. Shakespeare and the Internet
The Oxford Shakespeare
Project Gutenburg
Shakespeare’s History Plays—A Student’s Overview
The Works of William Shakespeare at MIT

A. C. Bradley’s Shakespearean Tragedy
About.com—Shakespeare Criticism
Internet Public Library
Samuel Johnson’s “Shakespeare” Preface
Shake Sphere:
Shakespeare and his Critics:
Shakespeare Association of America (SAA):
Shakespeare Criticism
Shakespeare in //Connotations//
Shakespeare Online
University of Basel, Switzerland
UTEL: Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays, by William Hazlitt (1817)
World Shakespeare Bibliography

//ELH—Early Literary History Journal//
//Early Modern Literary Studies Journal//
//Shakespeare and the Classroom//
//Shakespeare Magazine//
//Shakespeare Quarterly//
SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference