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21L.010: Writing with Shakespeare: Find books & videos

Class guide for Diana Henderson's Writing with Shakespeare class

Finding books on Shakespeare and videos of performances

The tools listed below will help you locate books about Shakespeare and videos of performances of his work. For tips for how to connect to these resources when you're not on campus, please consult this Guide to Authenticate to online resources.

MIT Libraries catalog

Barton: MIT Libraries' Catalog
 


Use Barton to search for books and videos at MIT. See also Barton's Advanced Search.

MIT's WorldCat

Shakespeare Behind Bars

Streaming video of Shakespeare performances

Below is a sampling of some of the streaming performances we have of the plays you'll be studying this semester.

Other Streaming Video Packages

The streaming video packages below contain some performances of Shakespeare's plays by different companies. They also contain documentaries and interviews about some of the productions, which can be useful in getting insights into how actors, directors, and designers approach working on the Bard.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Early English Books Online contains scanned reproductions of the works of thousands of authors published prior to 1700 in all fields and genres. Overall dates of coverage: 1475-1700.

Other Sources for E-books

  • Consult this video to learn more about using HathiTrust to locate electronic versions of print books held by the MIT Libraries.

Comparative Media Studies, Literature, Philosophy, and Theater Arts Librarian

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Connecting from off-campus

For tips for how to connect to these resources when you're not on campus, please consult this Guide to Authenticate to online resources.

Many thanks

Special thanks to Kelly Ng, who helped with many aspects of the development of this page, including the list of productions.