Fondren has lots and lots of resources for studying and performing Shakespeare. Click below to view a section of the guide.
See the Books tab on this guide for general information about finding books.
In Fondren, find books by and about Shakespeare mainly on the 2nd floor, call numbers PR2750-PR3112.
In the catalog, books about Shakespeare are organized by subject heading. Browse subheadings for Shakespeare here. In general, you can search for titles of plays and names of characters as subject keywords. The following subject keywords may help you get more focused search results:
Shakespeare Quarterly (in JSTOR and Project MUSE)
SQ is a leading journal focusing on all aspects of Shakespeare studies. Topics cover criticism of the plays and poems, theater history, the history of Shakespeare as an institution, and studies in editing, text, canon, and bibliography. "Shakespeare Performed," publishing review-essays on Royal Shakespeare Company and other significant stage and film productions around the world, is a regular feature.
Shakespeare Quarterly also has a public "Digital Space" where you can "see highlights from our peer-reviewed, published journal, browse past issues of SQ, and explore web-exclusive, invited content, including interviews, performance reviews, and reflections."
The following are located in the Woodson Research Center on the first floor of Fondren.
A collection of original restoration and 18th century British play scripts of which 185 are by William Shakespeare.
To search this collection, use the library's Advanced Search option, enter a keyword, then once the hits are displayed, choose WRC-AXSON from the facet for "sub-locations" to limit your search to this rare book collection.
Fondren has many Shakespeare productions (stage, film and television), operas, adaptations, and films about performance and production. To search our DVD and streaming video collections, enter your keywords in OneSearch and then select the filters, Material type > Audio visual and Videos (see this tutorial for more information)
OneSearch listings include our DVDs as well as streaming video from the databases Swank, Films on Demand and Kanopy Streaming. The databases contain both performances of the plays and documentaries on understanding Shakespeare and performing his works. In addition, you can stream video from the following theatrical resources through the library:
LION (Literature Online) has a streaming collection of the Arkangel productions of Shakespeare's plays. Go to the Shakespeare author page and scroll to "Related Audio", then click View All.