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View Resource Shakespeare: Subject to Change

Developed to show the potential use of broadband cable in the classroom, this demonstration project from the Cable in the Classroom group details how the words of the immortal bard have been transformed and interpreted by a host of different individuals. After a brief multimedia introduction, viewers can go on to two sections: "Pen to Print" or "Stage to Screen." The "Pen to Print" section...
View Resource Illustrated Shakespeare, 1826 - 1919

For illustrations of puckish glee, turn to this digital collection from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries, which includes selections from twelve works by and about William Shakespeare (and a few other British playwrights), originally published in places ranging from Philadelphia to Leipzig, dating 1826 - 1919. The books chosen for this digital collection are heavily illustrated...
View Resource Ipl2: Literary Criticism

Discriminating between the proverbial "wheat" and "chaff" on the Internet presents a number of challenges, and when it comes to discussion about online literary criticism, it's even more difficult. This helpful guide to the best of such resources is made possible via ipl2, which itself is the merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). These annotated...
View Resource And There's the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors

William Shakespeare was happy to write about blood, bile, melancholy, and phlegm at length. During his time, balances of these four humors were thought to affect physical and mental health, along with defining individual personalities. These humors bred the emotions of anger, grief, hope, and fear, all of which can be found in Shakespeare's works in varying intensities. This digital exhibit from...