British Library – Discovering Literature: Shakespeare

« A rich celebration of our cultural heritage, Discovering Literature is a free online learning resource that provides unprecedented access to the Library’s unique literary and historical collections. This phase of the project explores Shakespeare’s plays in relation to the social, political and cultural context in which they were written, and examines the ways in which these works have been transformed and interpreted over the last four centuries. Through a diverse range of collection items, including rare printed books, unique contemporary manuscripts, annotated play-scripts, playbills, pamphlets, maps, photographs and paintings, the site gives users new insights into the images and ideas that shaped Shakespeare’s imagination and that reflect his legacy. Users can also view 80 articles by leading scholars, explore a range of teachers’ notes and, from May 2016, watch a series of short documentary films. (…) »

source >, 2016