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English Literature: Shakespeare and Poetry: Links

Guide for Library Research on the works of William Shakespeare and Poetry

A Tale Told By An Idiot

A Tale Told By An Idiot

Dogberry

Dogberry was the comic relief of Much Ado About Nothing. Here's another clip of him as portrayed by Michael Keaton in Kenneth Branagh's version of the play.

Shakespeare Associations

Shakespeare Association of America
The Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) is a non-profit, academic organization devoted to the study of William Shakespeare and his plays and poems, the cultural and theatrical milieu in which he lived and worked, and the various roles he has played in both Anglo-American and world culture ever since.

The Shakespeare Society
The Shakespeare Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of William Shakespeare's works through performance, commentary, and educational activities.
Shakespeare Theatre Association of America
The Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA) was established to provide a forum for the artistic and managerial leadership of theatres whose central activity is the production of Shakespeare's plays; to discuss issues and share methods of work, resources, and information; and to act as an advocate for Shakespearean productions in North America.

British Shakespeare Association
The objective of the British Shakespeare Association is to educate, promote, and foster a better understanding of Shakespeare's works and the man.

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Shakespeare in Star Trek

The scenes below are from Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country. The Klingon character Chang is fond of quoting Shakespeare. The character was played by Christopher Plummer who had a long career in the theatre performing Shakespeare before he made the jump to movies. (The title of the film is also a quote from Shakespeare; "The Undiscovered Country" is a line from Hamlet's "To Be or Not To Be" soliloquy.)

To Be Or Not To Be

This version of the famous soliloquy is from Kenneth Branagh's 1996 movie version of Hamlet.

Crafting A Play

Below is a comedy sketch staring Rowan Atkinson (better known as the comic character Mr. Bean) and Hugh Laurie (better known as House) called "A Small Rewrite".