Happy 2020! In the spirit of the new year and decade, we are delighted to present our new Resources page. Currently, the page features a short video that offers an overview of the WSB's contents, functions and capabilities, and an introduction to basic and advanced searches. The Resources page also includes a teaching exercise to help you incorporate the WSB into the classroom. Please send any suggestions, comments or questions about these or other potential resources to firstname.lastname@example.org. And stay tuned for more!
Our Winter 2019 update is now live, with 1,050 new entries! The WSB concludes 2019 on a high note, with entries on the new digital project Music in Shakespeare and on Focus on Henry V, a multimedia, open access resource that includes audiorecordings of essays. We added the Gronings language to our system, for an entry on the first translation of Shakespeare's sonnets into this language spoken in and around the Dutch province of Groningen.
We also recovered a text from our "Publications Not Yet Located" list: thanks are due to Sujata Iyengar for discovering and confirming the bibliographic information of Arthur Kinney's "elephant" folio from Cheloniidae Press, The Birds and Beasts of Shakespeare (1990). As always, the WSB is a group effort, relying on our wonderful team of International Correspondents. Thank you for a wonderful year -- and decade! -- with the WSB, and here's to 2020!
We are pleased to announce the Fall 2019 update, featuring 800 new annotated entries. This includes thirty-three doctoral dissertations, the digital projects Play the Knave, Shakespeare’s Globe Archive, SHEAF: Shakespeare in Early Film and the Reduced Shakespeare Company podcast. Also worthy of note is a Georgian-language monograph on Shakespeare in Georgian Theatre, and the recent archival discovery of John Milton’s copy of the Shakespeare First Folio.
We are also delighted to introduce three new international contributors: Professor Fernando Cioni from the University of Florence, Dr. Regula Hohl Trillini from the University of Basel, and Dr. Reza Parchizadeh from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Thank you, and welcome to the WSB team!
The World Shakespeare Bibliography welcomes Dr. Heidi Craig as the new WSB editor! We are also pleased to announce that Lauren Liebe (returning) and Lindsey Jones will be joining the WSB as doctoral fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year, Emily Dunn will return as our WSB student worker, and Jillian Luna will be joining us as a Professional and Research Experience Program (UPREP) fellow for the fall semester. If you're interested in learning more about the program, read more here.
We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2019, Oxford University Press (OUP) will partner with the Folger Shakespeare Library to distribute the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online.
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Our Summer 2019 update is now out with 736 new entries! Be sure to check out some of the newly-added Bikol, Catalan, Turkish, and Icelandic entries or explore the "Summer 2019" update using advanced search to see the latest entries.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Heidi Craig will be joining the World Shakespeare Bibliography as editor! Dr. Craig comes to us from a long-term fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library, which she undertook after completing her doctorate at the University of Toronto in 2017. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Craig to our team.
This summer, we are glad to welcome Hyunjung Kim and Shannon Gonzenbach to our team as WSB doctoral fellow (summer appointments).
The first update of 2019 is now out with over 900 new entries! This update includes 196 foreign language entries, 144 productions, and 8 new digital projects, podcasts, and audio recordings. Be sure to check out Olivia Hussey’s memoir, The Girl on the Balcony (see full entry here) as well as Sam Gold’s "wickedly fun" production of King Lear, starring Glenda Jackson (see full entry here).
Join our editor and associate editor, Laura Estill and Kathy Torabi, at the Shakespeare Association of America in Washington DC this April! We look forward to celebrating our international correspondents at the annual WSB lunch.
Will you be at the Shakespeare Association of America meeting in Washington, D. C. this April? We will! Contact us if you'd like to meet editor Laura Estill or associate editor Kathy Torabi. We look forward to celebrating another year of collaboration with our team at the Folger Shakespeare Library and with our correspondents.
Our Winter 2018 update is now live! Thanks to our international correspondents, doctoral fellows, student assistants, interns, and editors we published 1,046 entries this quarter and a total of 3,332 entries in 2018! The latest update includes 263 foreign language items, 160 film and stage productions, 23 dissertations, 7 digital projects, and 5 musical scores. Check out our Winter 2018 update using advanced search to see the latest entries.
The World Shakespeare Bibliography welcomes three new doctoral fellows to the team: Youmi Jung (returning), Jiwon Choi, and Zachary Riggins. If you're interested in learning more about the program, read more here.
We are also happy to welcome Andie Orozco to the WSB team. She was one of five students selected to participate in Texas A&M’s Department of English Undergraduate Professional and Research Experience Program (UPREP) and works closely with Dr. May on productions and reviews of productions.
Our Fall 2018 update is live with 790 entries! This update includes Bernhardt/Hamlet (dir. Moritz von Stuelpnagel), produced by Roundabout Theatre. Check out the full entry here, as well as our entry for the staged reading at the Folger Theater (dir. Theresa Rebeck).
Our Summer 2018 update is now out with 559 new annotated entries! This update includes Booth's Richard III (dir. Beth Burns), produced by Hidden Room Theatre and The Harry Ransom Center. Check out the full entry here.
We are pleased to introduce our newest contributor, Dr. Coen Heijes (University of Groningen), who will help keep us up to date on Shakespeare scholarship from the Netherlands. We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Dutch contributor, Prof. Dr. Ton Hoenselaars (University of Utrecht), for his years of service to the WSB.
A complete list of our international correspondents is here: the WSB wouldn't be possible without the generosity of an entire world of academics--a Globe-full, if you will.
This summer, we are pleased to work with two returning Texas A&M graduate students at the WSB, Courtney Price and Youmi Jung. Youmi's fellowship, which includes a focus on Japanese and Korean scholarship on Shakespeare, has been funded by the Sara and John Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts (Texas A&M).
We are also happy to announce that Dr. Katayoun Torabi has joined the team as an additional associate editor. With Courtney, Youmi, and Dr. Torabi on board, we look forward to continuing to add annotated entries about scholarship on, adaptations of, and performances of Shakespeare's works.
The World Shakespeare Bibliography looks forward to celebrating with all the international correspondents who will be joining us as the Shakespeare Association of America in Los Angeles at the end of the month. Please also stop by the Folger Shakespeare Library's table in the book room to pick up some WSB swag!
The first update of 2018 is now live! In the Spring 2018 update, you'll find over 900 entries, along with countless new reviews and cross-references.
Come hear editor Laura Estill talk about what she's learned from the WSB at MLA 2018. Her paper, "The Ethics of Digital Publication and Global Shakespeare Studies" is part of "The Ethics of Progressive Shakespeare" panel organized by Alexa Joubin.
Our Winter 2017 update is now out! In 2017, we published over 3,000 entries! Of course, we are still working through the backlog of #Shakespeare400 and #ShakespeareLives performances and publications, so don't fret if your 2017 publication is not yet in the WSB: we will get to it in the new year.
Happy holidays from the WSB team!
We'd like to welcome three new World Shakespeare Bibliography doctoral fellows to the team: Lauren Liebe (returning), Caitlin Brenner, and Courtney Price. If you're interested in learning more about the program, read more here.
We also extend a hearty welcome to our newest international corespondents: Dr. Seong-kwan Cho, Kyunghee University (Korea) and Stan Reiner van Zon, Utrecht University (The Netherlands).
Check out our list of international correspondents and contact us (email@example.com) if you're interested in joining the team!
In early July 2017, we completed our second quarterly update for the year (Summer 2017). This update has 517 new entries, including 172 productions. English was the most popular language, though in this update, we were also pleased to publish annotations for 88 Korean journal articles!
We are pleased to welcome Melissa Filbeck to our team as a WSB doctoral fellow (summer appointment); we are also glad to welcome Nicole Hagstrom-Schmidt back for further work as a WSB doctoral fellow.
This June, WSB editor Laura Estill will be attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, BC, Canada--if you'll be there and want to be in touch, please email us and we'll set up a meeting.
New this April: the ability to search multiple tags at once--and to incorporate tags into your advanced search! See the Search Help page for details on how to use this powerful search tool.
With the Spring 2017 update (now launched), the WSB is at over 120,000 items! Check out some of the newly-added Catalan transcriptions of Shakespeare or explore the "Spring 2017" update using advanced search to see the latest entries.
We look forward to meeting with our correspondents at the 2017 Shakespeare Association of America meeting this April. If you're a WSB user, come get some swag in the SAA book room! We'll be at the table with the Folger Shakespeare Library.
We are pleased to announce that the WSB includes over one million reviews! This includes both book reviews and reviews of professional productions. Congratulations to our team, especially Dr. Krista May, who made this happen!
This semester, we're embarking on a pedagogical partnership with students in Professor Nandra Perry's advanced Shakespeare class at Texas A&M University. If you are interested in having your class learn more about the WSB (from virtual classroom visits to designing projects for students around the WSB, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
With the end of 2016 comes the end of our Winter 2016 update, with hundreds of new reviews and annotated entries, including a number of musical scores and digital projects.
This semester, thanks to Texas A&M University's English undergraduate office, we look forward to working with Brittany Ochoa as a UPREP (Undergraduate Professional Research Experience Program) intern. Brittany will be focusing on expanding the WSB's information on Shakespearean performance history.
With the new year, we are pleased to welcome two new international correspondents to our team: Dr. Kendra Preston Leonard and Dr. Dídac Pujol. Contact us if you'd like to learn about joining our team of international correspondents!
On a sadder note, we turn to the recent and unexpected death of one of our international contributors, Sarbani Chaudhury (University of Kalyani, India). Professor Chaudhury's contributions to the Shakespearean community focused on multicultural and international Shakespeare.
James L. Harner, former WSB editor, was recently honored in Shakespeare Quarterly by Gail Kern Paster and Barbara A. Mowat. Jim is still greatly missed: we continue his legacy here with the WSB.
We are glad to welcome former WSB doctoral fellows Nicole Hagstrom-Schmidt and Noah Peterson back to our team for this semester.
Our Summer 2016 update is now live! This update includes hundreds of new entries, including Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl and three new Czech-language monographs.
We are pleased to welcome Abigail Stricker and Landon Sadler to the World Shakespeare Bibliography team as our WSB doctoral fellows for 2016-17.
The new site is officially launched! Thanks to all who contributed to making this a successful transition, including our editorial team, Laura Estill and Krista May; the Folger Shakespeare Library, particularly Eric Johnson, Anna Levine, Mike Poston, and Margaret Collins; the Web Development Group (WDG); our doctoral fellows, Jordan Gray and Lauren Liebe; and our interns, Madision Imiola and Eryn Lyle.
Our relaunched site features exciting new functionality, including mobile compatibility, linking through to journal articles to which your library has electronic access, increased advanced search functionality, and much more. We are particularly pleased to offer "musical score" as a new document type. Our new site also includes an increased coverage of digital projects and, for the first time, podcast series devoted entirely to Shakespeare.
Thank you for your patience as we rolled out this update. Happy searching! (Or browsing.)