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Shakespeare : In Our Collection

Reminder About Shakespeare's Call Number

Shakespeare's works begin at PR 2753. Individual plays have their personal call number.

ex. All's Well that Ends Well PR 2801

Interpretations from the Music Collection (CDs)

Shakespeare's works have influenced and been performed not as plays only but opera, musical theater and his words set to musical arrangements. From our CD collection, the following examples:

 Otello Verdi M1500.V47 O8 1991

Opera by Verdi based on Shakespeare's tragedy

 West Side Story  M1500.B566 W47 1986

Leonard Bernstein's musical based on "Romeo and Juliet"

The Vagabond & Other Songs M1619.T47 V3 1995

On this CD, five of Shakespeare's songs are set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (on other CDs even in our collection, he is referred to as R Vaughan Williams or R Vaughan)



The titles of the CDs are hyperlinked to the library catalog's record.










In the Shakespeare section of the library, there are four distinct types of volumes to choose from. In the table below, these are listed as well as an example from the Scarborough collection, their call numbers, and (if possible) an image of the book cover.


Works (Collective and Individual)

Reference Works (encyclopedias, concordances etc)

Literary Criticism (themes, commentaries, etc)


The Norton Shakespeare PR2754 .G74 1997


All Things Shakespeare

PR2892 .O56 2002

Shakespearean Criticism PR2965 .S43 1984

Shakespeare : a life PR2894 .H65 1998

 The titles of the volumes are hyperlinked to the library catalog's record.

Performances of Shakespeare's Works (DVD)

Plays such as Shakespeare’s are meant to be seen rather than simply read.

Here is a sampling of DVDs in our collection:


Historical Interpretations


Merchant of Venice  PR2825.A2 M47 2004

Henry V  PR2812.A2 O55 1999

Othello   PR2829.A23 O84 2000

A Midsummer Night's Dream  PR2827.A2 M53 2007 Richard III PR2821.A2 O558 2004 Hamlet  PR2807 .A23 2010

 The titles of the productions are hyperlinked to the library catalog's record.









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