Maybe you are not looking to eat like an Elizabethan or attend any events, but still are interested in the life and work of Shakespeare. The library is here to help! Here's a sampling of some items from the library catalog to slake your thirst for the works of the Bard...whoever you think wrote them, because that dispute is alive and well.
New & Novel Books
Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold by Anne Tyler
How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn to Dusk Guide to Tudor Life by Ruth Goodman
Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare's Plays by Tina Packer
The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio by Andrea E. Mays
Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins On Your Favorite Songs by Erik Didriksen
Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 by James Shapiro
Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood: The Marketing of Filmed Shakespeare Adaptations From 1989 into the New Millennium by Emma French [eBook]
The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups by Ron Rosenbaum
Shakespeare in the Garden : A Selection of Gardens and an Illustrated Alphabet of Plants by Mick Hales
Shakespeare and Co.: Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher, and the Other Players in His Story by Stanley Wells
"Shakespeare" by Another Name: The Life of Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, the Man Who Was Shakespeare by Mark Anderson
The Shakespeare Book edited by Stanley Wells
Shakespeare Uncovered, Seasons 1 and 2
Episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
Collection of acting workshops conducted by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Slings & Arrows
Based in a fictional Canadian town where legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Animated story telling of twelve of Shakespeare's most popular plays, featuring the voices of actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Macbeth is the chef in a 3-star restaurant; Beatrice and Benedict are rival co-anchors; Titania and Bottom carouse in a tawdry theme resort; and Petruchio sets out to tame the conservative Kate in a politically incorrect marriage of convenience.
2015, modern retelling
Much Ado About Nothing
2012, contemporary spin
2003, Kenneth Branagh
2016, Michael Fassbender
Throne of Blood, 1957 Japanese adaptation
Romeo & Juliet
West Side Story, 1961 musical adaptation
1968, Franco Zeffirelli
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, 1996 modern adaptation
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, 2013 Indian adaptation
2014, modern retelling
2011, Ralph Fiennes
2011, Julie Taymor
Gamlet, 1964 Russian adaptation
1990 Franco Zeffirelli
1996 Kenneth Branagh
2009 television production
A Midsummer Night's Dream
1935, James Cagney
1965, Laurence Olivier
Otello, 1996 opera
1953, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Shakespeare 400 [Poets.org]
Shakespeare400 is a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, coordinated by King’s College London, which will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Through a connected series of public performances, programmes, exhibitions and creative activities in the capital and beyond, partners will celebrate the legacy of Shakespeare during the quatercentenary year.
Shakespeare 400 [Shakespeare's Globe]