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What the WSB Online includes:

  • Books, articles, and dissertations entirely about Shakespeare
  • Books, articles, and dissertations that include a substantial discussion of Shakespeare (e.g., books and dissertations that devote a chapter—or its equivalent—to Shakespeare)
  • Stage productions of Shakespeare’s works by a professional or semiprofessional theatrical group (in listing personnel, only the following are recorded: those with speaking roles, translator, dramaturge, director, assistant director, and individuals responsible for sets, costumes, lighting, and music)
  • Reviews of books entirely or substantially about Shakespeare
  • Reviews of professional or semiprofessional stage productions of Shakespeare’s works
  • Films of Shakespeare productions (in listing personnel, only the following are recorded: those with speaking roles, director, assistant director, and individuals responsible for sets, costumes, lighting, cinematography, and music)
  • New stage, musical, dance, and video adaptations of Shakespeare’s works (in listing personnel, only the following are recorded: those with speaking roles, the author and/or translator of the adaptation, choreographer, composer, dramaturge, director, assistant director, and individuals responsible for sets, costumes, lighting, and music)
  • Beginning in mid-2013 records for productions and films exclude personnel when that information is readily available on the World Wide Web.

We attempt only selective coverage of:

  • Books, articles, and dissertations that discuss Shakespeare in a brief but identifiable section that offers more than a recapitulation of commonly known facts or interpretations
  • Obituaries and reminiscences of, or tributes to, major Shakespeare scholars or performers
  • Stage productions by nonprofessional groups (including schools, elementary through university)
  • Reviews of nonprofessional stage productions of Shakespeare’s works
  • Recordings of restaged stage, musical, and dance adaptations of Shakespeare’s works
  • Popular journalistic accounts of Shakespeare interest
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