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Shakespeare Resources for Drama Students

This guide will lead you to a number of online resources to help you understand the language of Shakespeare.

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On this page you will find links to Shakespeare resources online and on the web.

Use them to look for information about plays, Shakespeare's language, and contextual information about the plays

Available via Discovery - login with your UniMelb email username and password:


Use the library catalogue to search for relevant books, printed versions of journals and newspapers etc.


Below are a collection of searchable books, available via the Perseus Collection: Renaissance Materials


Discovery Search Box


Doing in-depth research? Also try databases listed in this guide.