In early July 2017, we completed our second quarterly update for the year (Summer 2012). 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 email@example.com).
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.)