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English Language and Literature
Resources for undergraduate English Language and Literature courses
The site offers bibliographic information about the Bard; a historical look at Elizabethan England; an overview of the four major periods of Shakespeare’s works; synopses of his plays; an overview of the authorship debate that has been going since the 1700s; Shakespeare’s language; collected links from all over the World Wide Web; and a bibliographical list of printed materials.
All the sonnets are provided here, with descriptive commentary attached to each one, giving explanations of difficult and unfamiliar words and phrases, and with a full analysis of any special problems of interpretation which arise.
A selection of primary and secondary sources, including both texts and images, that illuminate the theater, literature, and history of Shakespeare, Shakespearean texts, theatrical production, and criticism.
Site includes a list of links to on-line, worldwide resources for the study of the English language and its history, an anthology of historical texts representing different genres of English, and an encyclopedia on the cultural history of English.