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Shakespeare's the Thing

A guide to FIU library's resources regarding William Shakespeare and his works.

William Shakespeare: 1564-1616, English poet, playwright and actor--the Cobbe Portrait

Hamlet:
I'll have grounds
More relative than this—the play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.

Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 603–605

The above image is a partial view of a newly discovered portrait (in 2006) that is believed to be the only one painted from life. Click on the image for the full story about the Cobbe portrait.

Shakespearean Resources

Folger Shakespeare Library

Explore the Folger Shakespeare Library

World famous research center in Washington D.C. provides online visitors with access to much of the content dedicated to the life and works of the famous author.

Fiction based on Shakespeare or his works

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