Links & Resources

We all have our favorite sites about Shakespeare, theatre festivals, and Tudor England. Here are some of ours…please send us yours!

First, here are some of the best sources of basic information about Shakespeare; his family, friends and professional colleagues; and the history of the period:

  • William Shakespeare: A Biography. A.L. Rowse, Harper Collins, 1963 (also available as an excellent audio book).
  • The Life & Times of William Shakespeare. Peter Levi. Henry Holt & Co., 1988.
  • Shakespeare’s Wife. Germaine Greer. Harper Collins, 2009
  • The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age. Christopher Hibbert. Da Capo Press, 1992
  • Shakespeare’s England: An Account of the Life & Manners of His Age. (Volumes 1&2). Clarendon Oxford Press, 1916 (now out of print, but available used).
  • The Shakespearean Stage 1574- Andrew Gurr. Cambridge University Press, 1992
  • Shakespeare the Biography. Peter Ackroyd. Chatto & Windus, 2005
  • Shakespeare’s Lives. Samuel Schoenbaum. Clarendon Press, 1991
  • The Genius of Shakespeare. Jonathan Bate. Oxford University Press, 1998

And here are some very useful websites:

And of course Shakespeare’s own Facebook page: