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Finding Entries

So that users can browse related publications or productions, the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online maintains the current taxonomy of the annual Shakespeare Quarterly bibliography (the Browse window provides a full breakdown of the taxonomy). Thus, researchers can use the Browse function to scan, e.g., textual studies of King Lear, translations of the sonnets, films of Henry V, works on the teaching of Shakespeare, or editions of Hamlet. Cross-references are linked to their respective main entry; essays from an edited collection are linked to the entry for the collection.

Entries are searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, phrase, date, language, publisher, and/or periodical title. Also, users can click on cross-references to access related records (hypertext links identify related works such as responses and continuations).

The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online allows users to take advantage of hypertext technology to search thousands of records to isolate, within seconds, works possibly relevant to their research. For example, users can identify and print or download articles published after 1985 on Hamlet’s age; everything written in English and French about the ending of King Lear; all studies of the instability of Shakespeare’s text; all discussions by Northrop Frye of the comedies; articles in German and published after 1985 that offer a feminist, poststructuralist, or Freudian reading of Macbeth; all productions directed by Deborah Warner; all roles played by Sir Ian McKellen; all articles that discuss how to teach The Tempest in the elementary grades; all reviews of Peter Brook’s La tempête; all studies of a character type (such as the Vice or machiavel), theme, image, or trope. With existing print bibiographies such searches are inordinately time consuming or virtually impossible.

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