Shakespeare - Elizabethan Period

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ORGANIZATION

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SOURCES

Books - Print and Electronic

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  • Great source of information, easy to access. Use the Table of Contents and Index.
  • RESERVED for your class in the library - ask library staff.
  • Good resource for a short biography on Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare. Enter the name in the search box.
  • Primary Documents - Descriptions of Elizabethan life by people living then.
  • Includes helpful illustrations, a chronology, key words to know.
  • 3 Volumes
  • An Almanac with a list of topics including Religion, Politics, War and conflict, science and education, Elizabethan world view, music, art and culture.
  • Biographies includes Shakespearean contemporaries and notables such as Walter Raleigh, Francis Drake, Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I, Jane Grey, Francis Bacon, Catherine of Medici, James I, as well as Shakespeare himself.
  • Primary Sources is a hand-picked collection of some of the most significant and studied documents of the era, among them "Elizabeth I: Speeches," excerpts from "The Book of Common Prayer," "Pope Pius V's Bull against Elizabeth" and Shakespeare's "Richard II."
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Websites

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  • A website including the life, society, history and ideas of Shakespeare. It is written by Dr. Michael Best, a Renaissance scholar at British Columbia's University of Victoria (UVic) and supported by the University of Victoria, Friends of the ISE, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

RJ Databases

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Located at > RJ Website > Library > Databases

Searches all relevant databases for your topic.
Use a keyword search. As you begin typing it will suggest topics which may be helpful.
First result often is a Research Starter which will provide a good overview of the topic.
Use limiters, found on the left side of the results page, to narrow your search. An especially helpful limiter is Subject. Be sure to use the Show More link to access all the subject limiters.
Use Advanced Search. Search your big topic and a subtopic and consider using ‘’’title’’’ or subject terms in the drop down menu to the right of the search box. This will limit your hits to the most relevant articles immediately.
  • Magazine and Journal articles.
  • Keep searches simple using several key words, not phrases or sentences.
  • For biographical information about William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Reference Books, Magazine and Journal articles.
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Link from each line in selected Shakespeare plays to articles that reference that line.
  • Includes the following plays: Hamlet, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night
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TOPICS

Elizabethan England

  • Daily Life
  • Festivals, Celebrations, Holidays
  • Family, Husband, Wife, Children, Marriage, Homes
  • Education, Schools
  • Classes, Poor, Rich, Aristocracy, Money
  • London, City, Urban
  • Entertainment, Theater, Audience, Actors, Globe Theater
  • Costume, Clothes
  • Transportation
  • Government, Monarchy, Queen, Nobility, Laws

Shakespeare

  • Bard
  • Life
  • Works

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