Renaissance Drama: The Places of Performance

Spring 2011

Listed in: English, as ENGL-34; Anston L. Bosman (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Full Text
  • Web Resources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online (1972 to present)
Includes annotated entries for books, articles, reviews, productions, and more.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Academic OneFile (1980 to present)
Full-text articles from all disciplines.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1784 to present)
Index of resources pertaining to the study of the Middle Ages & Renaissance


Oxford English Dictionary 

Shakespeare Glossary [Ref PR2892 .O6 1986]

Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Oxford Reference Online


G e o g r a p h y

Historical Atlas of Britain [Ref X G1812.21.S1 H57 1981]

Times London History Atlas [Ref x G1819.L5 T5 1991]

Columbia Gazetteer of the World [Ref G103.5 .C65 1998]

Atlas of Medieval Europe


H i s t o r i c a l   a n d   C u l t u r a l   B a c k g r o u n d

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance [Ref CB361 .E52 1999] or The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students (condensed version)

Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance

Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan world [Ref DA357 .W34 1999]

Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes [GT510 .R3313 1988]

Hutchinson Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Warfare

Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1580-1642 [Ref PR658.S59 D47 1999]

Reading Shakespeare in Performance: King Lear [PR2819 .L8 1991]

King Lear (Shakespeare in Performance series) [PR2819 .L4 2004]

Full Text Collections

EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700)
Full text of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).

Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

Project Muse
Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)

Cambridge Companions Complete Collection
Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars. Use this also to search within the annual Shakespeare Survey volumes, which are in print at Frost PR2888 .C3Library Info

Web Resources

David Rumsey Map Collection Collection of thousands of historic and rare maps.

Early Modern London Theatres Charts pre-1642 documents related to London theaters.