Bloom's Literature - Shakespeare Center Overview

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Bloom's Literature's Shakespeare Center includes in one convenient location a variety of content on all things Shakespeare—including detailed analysis and scholarly criticism; the full text of all of his plays; the full text of the award-winning Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare; performance videos; extensive background; research and writing advice; discussion questions; and more.

 

Accessing the Shakespeare Center

On the right hand side of the Bloom's Literature home page, there is a Shakespeare Center pod. Click on the Go to Shakespeare Center link or the image of Shakespeare. 

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In the navigation bar located at the top of every page, click on the Browse drop down menu and click on Shakespeare Center under Special Features .

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Shakespeare Center Features

The Shakespeare Center has two parts.

  • Background on Shakespeare - the section on the right of the page contains links to articles about William Shakespeare.

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  • The central part of the Shakespeare Center contains a section on each of Shakespeare's plays, along with sections for his sonnets and longer poems.

Coverage of each play includes:

  • Introduction and background
  • Detailed synopsis
  • In-depth character studies
  • Difficulties of the play
  • Analysis of key passages
  • Critical articles by noted scholars, selected by Harold Bloom
  • The play today
  • "How to Write about" article
  • Discussion questions
  • The full text of the play
  • Full-length performance videos;
  • Images and illustrations

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