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Document ‘The Cult of Gloriana’ and the challenges it faced, Amy Moore

In the 1590s, the ‘cult of Gloriana’ emerged publicly to promote the divinity of the monarch through official portraits and miniatures. Through...

Elizabethans, Shakespeare, 16th century, Hilliard view
Document Arms and the Man by Marie Harrison

Weaponry and military equipment often has a role that extends beyond the merely functional. Through a juxtaposition of Shakespeare’s...

weaponry, Early modern, Shakespeare, rapier, British culture view
Document The Future in the Instant: How Jacobean attitudes to the supernatural were shaped and reflected in popular print and early modern drama, with specific reference to Browne’s A New Almanacke and Prognostication and Shakespeare’s Macbeth by Sharon O'Connor

This article explores a prevalent discourse of the supernatural in Jacobean England including James I’s influence on cultural assumptions, as seen...

supernatural, Jacobean, Early modern, Superstition, Shakespeare, almanac view
Document Valuable & Able to Value: A Shakespearean method by Pratibha Rai

In this article, I analyse Shakespeare’s versatile play on the theme of ‘value’ through his employment of metallurgical coinage as...

Shakespeare, Numismatics, Human nature view
Document ‘The False Marke of the Shadow of Honour’: The significance of honour in late Elizabethan political culture by Adam Diaper

This article explores the potential, latent within late sixteenth-century discourses of honour, for political and moral dissidence. In a letter to...

Elizabethan, political culture, Early modern, Shakespeare view
Link Approaching Shakespeare

Podcast series on Shakespeare’s plays, by Emma Smith, Oxford University.

Drama, Shakespeare, Renaissance, Plays, Analysis view
Link Shakespeare After All

Professor Marjorie Garber’s Harvard University course on Shakespeare’s later plays. Includes video lectures.

Shakespeare, Drama, Plays, Renaissance, Analysis view
Link Furness Shakespeare Library: Online Collections

Searchable collection of digital scans of Elizabeth texts, including several by Shakespeare.

Shakespeare, Renaissance, Books view
Link Shakespeare’s First Folio

Complete collection of Shakespeare's plays from the First Folio of 1623, in their original spelling and orthography, in ePub format.

Shakespeare, Renaissance, Drama, Plays view
Link Tragic Passions from Shakespeare to Verdi

Stanford Associate Professor of English Blair Hoxby discusses tragedy.

Tragedy, Drama, Analysis, Shakespeare view
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