The library has over 135 DVDS of Shakespeare productions from film and performances at the Globe & RSC.
Find them in the Shakespeare room or via iDiscover
Digital Theatre Plus - Recordings of live performances from the Liverpool Everyman Playhouse, the RSC and more.
Drama online - Watch productions from Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Drama online also includes searchable scripts for over 1200 plays.
The MIT Global Shakespeare Video & Performance Archive - A collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare and scholarly critical works.
BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource - over 900 programmes from the BBC’s archive of Shakespeare’s plays, poems and sonnets.
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online: Shakespeare - Online, searchable versions of the works of Shakespeare from the Oxford Shakespeare series.
Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare (1591-1911) - 11 major editions, 28 separate contemporary printings of individual plays and poems, and 100 adaptations, sequels and burlesques from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Understanding Shakespeare - A research tool that links directly from the text of Shakespeare's plays to relevant articles from the JSTOR archive.
Shakespeare Documented - The largest collection of images, descriptions and transcriptions of primary-source materials documenting the life of Shakespeare.
The Traffic of the Stage - A database of UK Shakespeare productions between 1996-2007.
The London Stage 1660-1800 - Facsimile from the Hathi Trust of The London stage, 1660-1800; a calendar of plays, entertainments & after pieces, together with casts, box-receipts and contemporary comment. Compiled from the playbills, newspapers and theatrical diaries of the period.
Touchstone - Database of information about significant Shakespeare collections in the United Kingdom.
Bartleby.com: Shakespeare - Shakespeare reference page from Bartleby's free online collections. Including T.S. Eliot’s essay “Hamlet and His Problems” and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s lecture “Shakspeare; or, the Poet”
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - The Reading Room at the SBT Shakespeare Centre in Stratford is open to the public. It has extensive holdings of prompt-books from RSC productions and some recordings of performances.
The Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive - Archive of over 3000 illustrations from four of the most significant illustrated editions of Shakespeare's works in the Victorian period.
Oxford University Press Illuminating Shakespeare: YouTube playlist of videos of academics discussing elements of Shakespeare in performance and in relation to various topics.
Resources for specific plays
Hyper Hamlet - Searchable index of four centuries of Hamlet quotations in context. Includes quotations by 3321 authors from different periods, languages and genres.
RICHARD III Screenplay - Full text and additional notes for the screenplay written by Ian McKellen & Richard Loncraine (1995).
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online - Consists of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2011.