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.