Here are some links to sites with great Shakespeare resources:
A project run out of Sydney University, by Prof. Liam Semler, Shakespeare Reloaded is an extensive, expansive and inventive educational tool that is well worth your time.
The State Library of NSW has more than you would imagine tucked away in their archives of world-class Shakespeare-related historic documents, as well as records and memorabilia relating to early Australian performances. Their archives are open to the public, and much is available online, including a full, digitalised copy of their First Folio.
A collaboration by some of the world’s most prominent archive libraries, Shakespeare Documented is a free, publicly accessible online exhibition of documents relating to Shakespeare.
Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London offers many enriching support materials, including lots of actors’ blogs and images.
Muse of Fire is an expansive and inspiring series of video interviews with a huge range of Shakespearean actors and directors, including most of the top names in the business. Some of your favourites will definitely be found there.
Embedded within Britain’s Warwick university is BBA Shakespeare (British Black and Asian) and their Multicultural Shakespeare Project, doing terrific ongoing work to demonstrate that Shakespeare is not and has never been owned solely by white men. They have extensive archives and wonderful images.
Australia’s own Bell Shakespeare Company always has excellent downloadable resources for teaching, and an increasing range of video material.
Thanks to our reader Megan, who found a link to a costume site, HalloweenCostumes.com that has some biographical information about Shakespeare and some links, along with some pretty spiffy Shakespearean outfits to purchase.
The British Council has released a “Shakespeare Lives” pack for use in schools.
The website of the Royal Shakespeare Company doesn’t only sell tickets, it also has plot summaries and records of previous productions.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is ground zero for information about Shakespeare’s life and community. It has some fun blogs and other bits and pieces.
The Touchstone database is very UK-focused, but has some amazing images from a huge number of productions of all Shakespeare’s plays.
America’s Folger Library, apart from an excellent store of digitalised historic documents, has loads of educational and children’s resources.
History site Luminarium has a great page on English Renaissance Drama, with lots of biographies to remind us that Shakespeare was far from the only player in that scene.
Run by Kings College London, the British Shakespeare 400 website is a go-to point to see all the events that are took place around the world in 2016.
From Aardman Studios, Next is a charming five minute animation showing the complete works of Shakespeare.