William Shakespeare

Three portraits of William Shakespeare 


2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

This page highlights our collections, gives some links for further research and also gives some details of some local events being held during this anniversary year.

Continuing Education Library Shakespeare collections

  • Shakespeare poems and sonnets, shelfmark 821.3 SHA

  • Shakespeare texts and critical works, shelfmark 822.3 SHA

  • Works about Shakespearean theatre, shelfmark 792.9 SHA

  • Shakespeare screenplays, shelfmark 791.4372
  • Films and adaptations on DVD and video. More recent items are catalogued on SOLO, and a full list is available

Electronic resources

You will find many electronic texts and criticisms of Shakespeare on SOLO (Single Sign On needed for off-campus access). You will also find many journals and journal articles.

Other databases are available via OxLIP+ for example the Shakespeare Collection which includes most recent Arden Shakespeare editions, as well as other editions and adaptations of Shakespeare's works, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, theatrical diaries, criticism, reviews, images, and reference materials.

To find out more about resources for Shakespeare, including links to freely available material, see the online guide: Shakespeare: a short guide to online resources written by the English Faculty Library

What's On

There are lots of events taking place in and around Oxford during the year. Here's just a few:

Shakespeare Oxford 2016

Events through the year including performances, talks, exhibitions, concerts, conferences, film showings, poetry and youth projects

Shakespeare's dead

Exhibition in the Weston Library 22nd April - 18th September

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Globe Theatre on Tour production in the Old Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library, 19th - 31st July 


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