Drama Online - Bibliographic Guides

Bibliographic Guides

These expert guides provide an introductory overview of key themes and topics, with links to references and further reading.

Browse the Bibliographic Guides by clicking on the links below.

  • Shakespeare and Gender Explores how gender was constructed and represented in text and performance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, especially through the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
  • Shakespeare and Race Provides some starting points for the exploration of Drama Online’s resources, broken down into five themes: Othello; Elizabethans and race; postcolonial Shakespeare; race, Shakespeare, and performance; and pedagogy and race.
  • Tragedy Discusses perspectives on tragedy from the origins of tragic drama in ancient Greece, through Elizabethan tragedy, to modern and contemporary tragedy.
  • Acting Helps develop a sophisticated understanding of acting through reading a range of sources through the concept of mimesis.