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SHAKESPEARE'S  ENGLAND 

Keeley Library Revised   July 26, 2000

See also related topics:
Renaissance
General History of Europe
For a background on the subject, 
consult general encyclopedias such as. Britannica, Colliers, etc. 
Look in the index volumefor the 
following topics:
 
    SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM
    GLOBE THE.ATRE
    MERMAID TAVERN
    OLD VIC THEATRE
    STRATFORD ON AVON
    REFORMAT ION-ENGLISH
    SIXTEENTH CENTURY
     LONDON, ENGLAND-BUILDINGS AND SITES
SELECTED SUBJECT HEADINGS
sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
    SHAKES PEARE, WILLIAM
    ELIZABETH I, QUEEN OF ENGLAND (1533-1603) 
    ENGLAND, CIVILIZATION
    ENGLAND-SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS-16th CENTURY
    ENGLISH DRAMA-EARLY MODERN AND 
    ELIZABETHAN ENGLISH DRAMA-17th CENTURY LONDON 
    CHURCHES LONDCN (ENGLAND) HISTORY

The Keeley Library has the following reference books that you will find useful for research on this subject.
Ref. 792.09 B864  Brockett, Oscar G. History of the Theatre  (Includes a chapter on the Elizabethan period.)
Ref. 792.09C518 Cheney , Sheldon  The Theatre   (Includes a chapter on the Elizabethan period.)
Ref. 822-33GC 189  Campbell, Oscar James. The Readers encyclopedia of Shakespeare

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases . You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.
For older periodical articles on the subject, consult  the Readers Guide to Periodical Literature under the following subject headings: You may also consult the National Geographic Index . We have an extensive backfile of magazines. Articles available are:
"The Britain that Shakespeare Knew"  May, 1964 pp93-120
"Landmarks of Literary England"  September, 1955  pp. 295-300
"The World of Elizabeth I"  November, 1968 pp 668-709
"A Stroll to London"  August, 1950  pp171-204
"Founders of Virginia"  April, 1949  pp421-441
"Folger, Biggest Little Library in the World"  September, 1951 pp411-424

Internet Sources

Elizabethan England
Created by high school students. Includes addtional links to other sources about Elizabethan England.
Shakespeare for Teachers and Students
From the Internet School Library Media Center
Elizabethan England from the Internet School Library Media Center Shakespeare Theme Page
Voice of Shuttle Humanities PageUse links for Art, History, Music, etc.  to get background information about Elizabethan times .

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001