Difference between revisions of "List of Shakespeare reference materials"

m (→‎First Folio: fixed an italics issue)
(→‎Plays: added hamnet links)
 
(6 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
This article lists wide-ranging reference works that provides entry points for research on Shakespeare and a variety of topics. For more articles like this one, please consult the [[Research guides]] article.
 +
 
===General Background===
 
===General Background===
''The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare'', ed. Dobson and Wells (new ed. 2015) PR2892 .O94 2015 RR
+
''The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare'', ed. Dobson and Wells (new ed. 2015)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=345486 PR2892 .O94 2015]
  
''The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare'', ed. De Grazia and Wells (2nd ed. 2010) PR2894 C33 2010
+
''The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare'', ed. De Grazia and Wells (2nd ed. 2010)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=233838 PR2894 .C33 2010]
  
''The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare'', ed. Smith (2016) PR2976 C295 2016 RR
+
''The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare'', ed. Smith (2016)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=346102 PR2976 .C295 2016]
 
Vol. 1 – “Shakespeare’s World, 1500-1660”; Vol. 2 – “The World’s Shakespeare, 1660-Present”
 
Vol. 1 – “Shakespeare’s World, 1500-1660”; Vol. 2 – “The World’s Shakespeare, 1660-Present”
  
''A Companion to Shakespeare'', ed. David Scott Kastan (1999) PR2910 C66 1999
+
''A Companion to Shakespeare'', ed. David Scott Kastan (1999)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=105551 PR2910 .C66 1999]
  
''The Reader’s Encyclopedia of Shakespeare'', ed. Campbell and Quinn (1966) PR2892 C3 copy 1 RR
+
''The Reader’s Encyclopedia of Shakespeare'', ed. Campbell and Quinn (1966)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=81582 PR2892 .C3 copy 1 RR]
 
Older but has information that is not always available in more recent “companions.”
 
Older but has information that is not always available in more recent “companions.”
  
 
The various Companions provide articles on special subjects such as the Chamberlain’s-King’s Men; Licensing and Censorship; Reading the Bible and the Classics; Shakespeare and Race, Sexuality and Gender; Popular Culture; Media History; and Shakespeare’s London.
 
The various Companions provide articles on special subjects such as the Chamberlain’s-King’s Men; Licensing and Censorship; Reading the Bible and the Classics; Shakespeare and Race, Sexuality and Gender; Popular Culture; Media History; and Shakespeare’s London.
  
 
+
=== Biography ===
===Biography===
 
 
 
 
'''Quick and Comprehensive:'''  
 
'''Quick and Comprehensive:'''  
  
 
[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25200?docPos=1 ODNB article by Peter Holland]
 
[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25200?docPos=1 ODNB article by Peter Holland]
  
'''Good, Basic:'''
+
'''Overview:'''
  
Lois Potter, ''Life of William Shakespeare'' (2012) PR2894 P68 2012
+
Lois Potter, ''Life of William Shakespeare'' (2012)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=265630 PR2894 .P68 2012]
  
Stanley Wells, ''William Shakespeare: a very short introduction'' (2015) PR2976 .W367 2015
+
Stanley Wells, ''William Shakespeare: a very short introduction'' (2015)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=342690 PR2976 .W367 2015]
  
'''Sound and Detailed:'''
+
'''Detailed:'''
 
   
 
   
S. Schoenbaum, ''William Shakespeare: a Documentary Life'', 2 vols. (1975) PR2894 S31 copy 1 RR; PR2894 S33 1981 copy 1 RR
+
S. Schoenbaum, ''William Shakespeare: a Documentary Life'', 2 vols. (1975)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=13313 PR2894 .S31] copy 1 RR; [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=41232 PR2894 .S33 1981] copy 1 RR
  
S. Shoenbaum, ''William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life'' (1977) PR2894 S32 copy 2 RR
+
S. Schoenbaum, ''William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life'' (1977) [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=13314 PR2894 .S32] copy 2 RR
  
 
Classic, historical review of the documentary evidence for Shakespeare’s life.  Should now be used with [http://www.shakespearedocumented.org/ Shakespeare Documented] for most current interpretation.  
 
Classic, historical review of the documentary evidence for Shakespeare’s life.  Should now be used with [http://www.shakespearedocumented.org/ Shakespeare Documented] for most current interpretation.  
 
 
 
===Concordance===
 
===Concordance===
  
 
[http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/search/search-advanced.php OpenSource Shakespeare Concordance]
 
[http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/search/search-advanced.php OpenSource Shakespeare Concordance]
 
 
 
===First Folio===
 
===First Folio===
  
Peter W.M. Blayney, ''First Folio of Shakespeare'' (1991) Z8811 B62 1991 Copy 1 RR
+
Peter W.M. Blayney, ''First Folio of Shakespeare'' (1991)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=49947 Z8811 .B62 1991] Copy 1 RR
  
''Foliomania! : stories behind Shakespeare’s most important book'', ed., by Owen Williams. (2011, 2016) Folio PR3070 .F62 2011
+
''Foliomania! : Stories behind Shakespeare’s most important book'', ed., by Owen Williams, with Caryn Lazzuri. (2011, 2016)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=262957 Folio PR3070 .F62 2011]
 
 
Emma Smith, ''The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio'' (2015) PR3071 S65 2015
 
 
 
Anthony James West, ''The Shakespeare First Folio'', vol. 1 The History of the book; vol. 2 Worldwide Census (2001; 2003)  Z8813 W48 2001 Copies 1 and 2, RR
 
  
 +
Emma Smith, ''The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio'' (2015)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=344744 PR3071 .S65 2015]
  
 +
Anthony James West, ''The Shakespeare First Folio'', vol. 1 The History of the book; vol. 2 Worldwide Census (2001; 2003)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=116216 Z8813 .W48 2001] Copies 1 and 2, RR
 
===Money in Shakespeare’s Time===
 
===Money in Shakespeare’s Time===
  
Robert Bearman, ''Shakespeare’s Money: How Much Did He Make and What Did This Mean?'' (2016) PR2908 B43 2016
+
Robert Bearman, ''Shakespeare’s Money: How Much Did He Make and What Did This Mean?'' (2016)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=346513 PR2908 .B43 2016]
 
+
===Numbers of Words, Sentences, Speeches, Prose and Poetry in Shakespeare===
 
 
===Numbers of Words, Sentences, Speeches, Prose/Poetry in Shakespeare===
 
  
Marvin Spevack, ''The Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare'' (1973) PR2892 S653 copy 1 RR
+
Marvin Spevack, ''The Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare'' (1973)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=32717 PR2892 .S653 copy 1] RR
  
Marvin Spevack, ''Complete and Systematic Concordance to the Works of Shakespeare'' (1968-80) PR2892 S65 RR
+
Marvin Spevack, ''Complete and Systematic Concordance to the Works of Shakespeare'' (1968-80)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=54389 PR2892 .S65] RR
  
 
Both of these are based on early computer lexical analysis.
 
Both of these are based on early computer lexical analysis.
 
 
 
===Plays===
 
===Plays===
  
Interpretive questions involving words and lines: best answered by looking at the notes in the Folger edition and the new Arden, followed by the new Cambridge and Oxford editions (all in the RR)
+
Interpretive questions involving words and lines: best answered by looking at the notes in the [[New Folger Library Shakespeare editions|Folger edition]] and the new Arden, followed by the new Cambridge and Oxford editions (all in the Reading Room).
 
 
Larger issues: “Texts and Contexts” series for 10 individual plays are excellent for discussions of important topics and excerpts from original source material – find by searching Bedford as keyword and “texts and contexts” as a keyword phrase.
 
 
 
  
 +
Larger issues: “Texts and Contexts” series for 10 individual plays are excellent for discussions of important topics and excerpts from original source material – find by searching Bedford as keyword and “texts and contexts” as a keyword phrase in [[Hamnet]].
 
===Printing of Shakespeare===
 
===Printing of Shakespeare===
  
Andrew Murphy, ''Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing'' (2003)
+
Andrew Murphy, ''Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing'' (2003)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=129521 PR3071 M87 2003 copy 2] RR
PR3071 M87 2003 copy 2 RR
 
  
 
See Also:  
 
See Also:  
Line 83: Line 70:
  
 
Articles in David Kastan, ''Companion'' (above), especially:  
 
Articles in David Kastan, ''Companion'' (above), especially:  
 +
* "Shakespeare in print, 1593-1640" by Thomas L. Berger and Jesse M. Lander
  
Shakespeare in print, 1593-1640 / Thomas L. Berger and Jesse M. Lander
+
* "'Precious few': English manuscript playbooks" by William B. Long  
 
+
* "The craft of printing, 1600" by Laurie E. Maguire  
’Precious few’ : English manuscript playbooks / William B. Long  
+
* "The London book-trade in 1600" by Mark Bland  
 
+
* "Liberty, license, and authority : press censorship and Shakespeare" by Cyndia Susan Clegg  
The craft of printing, 1600 / Laurie E. Maguire  
 
 
 
The London book-trade in 1600 / Mark Bland  
 
 
 
Liberty, license, and authority : press censorship and Shakespeare / Cyndia Susan Clegg  
 
 
 
  
 
===Pronunciation===
 
===Pronunciation===
  
Gary Logan, ''The Eloquent Shakespeare: a Pronouncing Dictionary'' (2008) PR3081 L63 2008
+
Gary Logan, ''The Eloquent Shakespeare: a Pronouncing Dictionary'' (2008)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=224279 PR3081 .L64 2008]
  
Louis Colaianni, ''Shakespeare’s Names: a New Pronouncing Dictionary'' (2001) PR3081 C83 1999
+
Louis Colaianni, ''Shakespeare’s Names: a New Pronouncing Dictionary'' (2001)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=115797 PR3081 .C83 1999]
  
Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation [sound recording – British Library Board, 2012] CD558
+
Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation [sound recording – British Library Board, 2012]—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=265742 CD 558]
  
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPlpphT7n9s Nice YouTube piece on original pronunciation] done by Linguist Ben Crystal with his actor son Ben Crystal at the New Globe in London.
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPlpphT7n9s Nice YouTube piece on original pronunciation] done by Linguist Ben Crystal with his actor son Ben Crystal at the New Globe in London.
 
 
 
===Shakespeare’s Theater===  
 
===Shakespeare’s Theater===  
 
(see also the general Companions listed in section 1)
 
(see also the general Companions listed in section 1)
  
Andrew Gurr, ''The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642'', 4th ed. (2009) PN2590 S7 G9 2009
+
Andrew Gurr, ''The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642'', 4th ed. (2009)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=223000 PN2590 .S7 G9 2009]
  
Tiffany Stern, ''Documents of Performance in Early Modern England'' (2009) PR658 T4 S74 2009
+
Tiffany Stern, ''Documents of Performance in Early Modern England'' (2009)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230298 PR658 .T4 S74 2009]
  
''Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effects of Performance'', ed. Farah Karim Cooper and Tiffany Stern (2013)
+
''Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effects of Performance'', ed. Farah Karim Cooper and Tiffany Stern (2013)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=303158 PR3091 S53 2013]
PR3091 S53 2013
 
  
James Shapiro, ''A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599'' (2005) PR2907 S47 2005
+
James Shapiro, ''A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599'' (2005)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191880 PR2907 .S47 2005]
 
(Globe built in 1599)
 
(Globe built in 1599)
  
Alan C. Dessen and Leslie Thomson, ''Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama'', 1580-1642 (1999)
+
Alan C. Dessen and Leslie Thomson, ''Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama'', 1580-1642 (1999)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=109755 PR658 .S59 D47 1999] Copy 1 R.R.
PR658 S59 D47 1999 Copy 1 R.R.
 
 
 
 
 
 
===Stage and Film===
 
===Stage and Film===
  
''The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage'', ed. Stanley Wells and Sarah Stanton (2002) PR3091 C36 2002  (Provides a history of Shakespeare in the theater from his own times to the modern era.)
+
''The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage'', ed. Stanley Wells and Sarah Stanton (2002)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=120396 PR3091 .C36 2002] (Provides a history of Shakespeare in the theater from his own times to the modern era.)
  
''The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film'', ed. Russell Jackson (2007) PR3093 C36 2007
+
''The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film'', ed. Russell Jackson (2007)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=197690 PR3093 .C36 2007]
  
Charles Shattuck, ''Shakespeare on the American Stage'', vol. 1 From the Hallams to Edwin Booth; vol. 2 From Booth and Barrett to Sothern and Marlowe (1976; 1987) PR3105 S4 various copies
+
Charles Shattuck, ''Shakespeare on the American Stage'', vol. 1 From the Hallams to Edwin Booth; vol. 2 From Booth and Barrett to Sothern and Marlowe (1976; 1987)—Folger call number: [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=14062 PR3105 .S4] various copies
  
 
See also: [http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/444972/ British Film Institute website on Shakespeare]  
 
See also: [http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/444972/ British Film Institute website on Shakespeare]  
  
 
Library of Congress, [https://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/findaid/Shakespeare.pdf List of Shakespeare on Film and Television]
 
Library of Congress, [https://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/findaid/Shakespeare.pdf List of Shakespeare on Film and Television]
 +
 +
[[Category:Bibliography]]
 +
[[Category: Research guides]]
 +
[[Category: William Shakespeare's works]]

Latest revision as of 13:12, 16 December 2016

This article lists wide-ranging reference works that provides entry points for research on Shakespeare and a variety of topics. For more articles like this one, please consult the Research guides article.

General Background

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, ed. Dobson and Wells (new ed. 2015)—Folger call number: PR2892 .O94 2015

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare, ed. De Grazia and Wells (2nd ed. 2010)—Folger call number: PR2894 .C33 2010

The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, ed. Smith (2016)—Folger call number: PR2976 .C295 2016 Vol. 1 – “Shakespeare’s World, 1500-1660”; Vol. 2 – “The World’s Shakespeare, 1660-Present”

A Companion to Shakespeare, ed. David Scott Kastan (1999)—Folger call number: PR2910 .C66 1999

The Reader’s Encyclopedia of Shakespeare, ed. Campbell and Quinn (1966)—Folger call number: PR2892 .C3 copy 1 RR Older but has information that is not always available in more recent “companions.”

The various Companions provide articles on special subjects such as the Chamberlain’s-King’s Men; Licensing and Censorship; Reading the Bible and the Classics; Shakespeare and Race, Sexuality and Gender; Popular Culture; Media History; and Shakespeare’s London.

Biography

Quick and Comprehensive:

ODNB article by Peter Holland

Overview:

Lois Potter, Life of William Shakespeare (2012)—Folger call number: PR2894 .P68 2012

Stanley Wells, William Shakespeare: a very short introduction (2015)—Folger call number: PR2976 .W367 2015

Detailed:

S. Schoenbaum, William Shakespeare: a Documentary Life, 2 vols. (1975)—Folger call number: PR2894 .S31 copy 1 RR; PR2894 .S33 1981 copy 1 RR

S. Schoenbaum, William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life (1977) PR2894 .S32 copy 2 RR

Classic, historical review of the documentary evidence for Shakespeare’s life. Should now be used with Shakespeare Documented for most current interpretation.

Concordance

OpenSource Shakespeare Concordance

First Folio

Peter W.M. Blayney, First Folio of Shakespeare (1991)—Folger call number: Z8811 .B62 1991 Copy 1 RR

Foliomania! : Stories behind Shakespeare’s most important book, ed., by Owen Williams, with Caryn Lazzuri. (2011, 2016)—Folger call number: Folio PR3070 .F62 2011

Emma Smith, The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio (2015)—Folger call number: PR3071 .S65 2015

Anthony James West, The Shakespeare First Folio, vol. 1 The History of the book; vol. 2 Worldwide Census (2001; 2003)—Folger call number: Z8813 .W48 2001 Copies 1 and 2, RR

Money in Shakespeare’s Time

Robert Bearman, Shakespeare’s Money: How Much Did He Make and What Did This Mean? (2016)—Folger call number: PR2908 .B43 2016

Numbers of Words, Sentences, Speeches, Prose and Poetry in Shakespeare

Marvin Spevack, The Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare (1973)—Folger call number: PR2892 .S653 copy 1 RR

Marvin Spevack, Complete and Systematic Concordance to the Works of Shakespeare (1968-80)—Folger call number: PR2892 .S65 RR

Both of these are based on early computer lexical analysis.

Plays

Interpretive questions involving words and lines: best answered by looking at the notes in the Folger edition and the new Arden, followed by the new Cambridge and Oxford editions (all in the Reading Room).

Larger issues: “Texts and Contexts” series for 10 individual plays are excellent for discussions of important topics and excerpts from original source material – find by searching Bedford as keyword and “texts and contexts” as a keyword phrase in Hamnet.

Printing of Shakespeare

Andrew Murphy, Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing (2003)—Folger call number: PR3071 M87 2003 copy 2 RR

See Also:

Blayney (above) on First Folio

Articles in David Kastan, Companion (above), especially:

  • "Shakespeare in print, 1593-1640" by Thomas L. Berger and Jesse M. Lander
  • "'Precious few': English manuscript playbooks" by William B. Long
  • "The craft of printing, 1600" by Laurie E. Maguire
  • "The London book-trade in 1600" by Mark Bland
  • "Liberty, license, and authority : press censorship and Shakespeare" by Cyndia Susan Clegg

Pronunciation

Gary Logan, The Eloquent Shakespeare: a Pronouncing Dictionary (2008)—Folger call number: PR3081 .L64 2008

Louis Colaianni, Shakespeare’s Names: a New Pronouncing Dictionary (2001)—Folger call number: PR3081 .C83 1999

Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation [sound recording – British Library Board, 2012]—Folger call number: CD 558

Nice YouTube piece on original pronunciation done by Linguist Ben Crystal with his actor son Ben Crystal at the New Globe in London.

Shakespeare’s Theater

(see also the general Companions listed in section 1)

Andrew Gurr, The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642, 4th ed. (2009)—Folger call number: PN2590 .S7 G9 2009

Tiffany Stern, Documents of Performance in Early Modern England (2009)—Folger call number: PR658 .T4 S74 2009

Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effects of Performance, ed. Farah Karim Cooper and Tiffany Stern (2013)—Folger call number: PR3091 S53 2013

James Shapiro, A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 (2005)—Folger call number: PR2907 .S47 2005 (Globe built in 1599)

Alan C. Dessen and Leslie Thomson, Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1580-1642 (1999)—Folger call number: PR658 .S59 D47 1999 Copy 1 R.R.

Stage and Film

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage, ed. Stanley Wells and Sarah Stanton (2002)—Folger call number: PR3091 .C36 2002 (Provides a history of Shakespeare in the theater from his own times to the modern era.)

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film, ed. Russell Jackson (2007)—Folger call number: PR3093 .C36 2007

Charles Shattuck, Shakespeare on the American Stage, vol. 1 From the Hallams to Edwin Booth; vol. 2 From Booth and Barrett to Sothern and Marlowe (1976; 1987)—Folger call number: PR3105 .S4 various copies

See also: British Film Institute website on Shakespeare

Library of Congress, List of Shakespeare on Film and Television