World Shakespeare Bibliography

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Provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare. The scope is international, with coverage extending to more than 118 languages and representing every country in North America, South America, and Europe, and nearly every country in Asia, Africa, and Australasia.


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Dates covered

1960 to the present.

Updating frequency

Regularly updated.


Books, journal articles, dissertations, book reviews, media reviews, films, and theatrical, musical, and dance productions or adaptations of Shakespeare.

Type of coverage

Provides bibliographic information about, and annotations of, articles, books, dissertations, book reviews, etc. No full text is available from this database.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Cumulates and significantly expands the annual bibliographies in Shakespeare Quarterly. For holdings see QuickSearch.

Producer/content provider

Oxford University Press, in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Oxford University Press

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