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Shakespeare for Students
Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.
Bartlett's Shakespeare Quotations
Includes famous quotations from Shakespeare's works.
Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
Comprehensive coverage of the history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages, including biographies and major themes or movements.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Authoritative and up-to-date information about dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions.
Word Definitions, Spellings, and Histories
Oxford English Dictionary
Detailed etymologies of words comprising the English language. This online version of the venerable OED is a work in progress; hundreds of new entries are added yearly.