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Portrait of William Shakespeare

The "Chandos Portrait" of Shakespeare by John Taylor, 1610. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Charles Keene as Macbeth

Charles Keene as Macbeth, 1858. Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Welcome to this Gumberg Library research guide on the English playwright, William Shakespeare. Use it to find works by Shakespeare and information in many formats on this most-famous writer's life, times, and works. Use the tabs at the top of the screen to move through the guide.

Print Reference Works

E-Reference Works

The electronic reference works below can be consulted off-campus, but when you click on the title to access they work, you will need to enter your MultiPass username and password.