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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Criticism
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
The best single-volume reference source on Shakespeare.
The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare
A comprehensive four-volume guide to the plays and poems of Shakespeare. (In print: check the catalogue for locations.)
A very large collection of Shakespeare criticism from his contemporaries to the present.
Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context
Defines terms, names, and concepts relevant to the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins.
The Literary Encyclopedia
The Literary Encyclopedia is a constantly evolving and updating repository of authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history. All our articles are solicited by invitation from specialist scholars in higher education institutions all over the world, refereed and approved by subject editors in our Editorial Board. The LE is thus uniquely selective, reliable and authoritative. Its online format allows for rapid publication and frequent updating of articles; its integrated digital resources (author life-chronologies, customisable timelines, thematic or course-oriented bookshelves, related article clusters, critical bibliographies) respond dynamically to teaching and learning demands.
Having difficulty understanding the words used in Shakespeare's plays? These dictionaries might help!
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The Map of Early Modern London
View the landmarks of Shakespeare's London, and learn about the history and culture of the city in which he lived and worked.