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Shakespeare : Websites and Online Multimedia

Shakespearean Insult Generator

 

Top 87 Shakespeare Insults of All Time: a list from Litcharts' blog, which gives the site authors' favorite insults from the plays of Shakespeare. This site also includes links to other sites that assist in generating, giving modern translations, and the  exploring the background, culture and history related to the Shakespearean (or Elizabethan) insult.

 

 

Ye Olde Official Shakespearean Insult Kit

A random insults maker using a drop-down menu.

Games about Shakespeare

Online Games featuring Shakespeare or his plays and characters

Romeo (requires Flash plug-in): currently not working

Help Romeo get to Juliet's balcony by collecting roses in this platform-style game.

All Shakespeare Trivia Quizzes and Games

Sporcle.com's many online quizzes and word games with a Shakespearean theme

 

Websites

Listed below in no particular order, are a few interesting websites related to Shakespeare research and the performance of his works.

 

RESEARCH (mostly)

PERFORMANCE (Modern)

Folger Shakespeare Library: Washington DC's premier study center for the Bard and his works

Folger Theatre: Theatre attached to the Folger Library; see their current season.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: Want to see where Will and his family grew up? Check here first!

Royal Shakespeare Company: The RSC is based in Stratford-upon-Avon; this is their homepage.

Shakespeare’s Globe: The theatre of his time, recreated. Visit the home page.

Stratford Festival: Ontario, Canada does Shakespeare (and others!)

 

. . .and for laughs, the home page of the comedy troupe The Reduced Shakespeare Company, which happily condenses all of Shakespeare's dramas  into 90 minutes. (Other famous works and histories abridged separately). See below for the Hamlet Encores at a live show.

 

 

Hamlet Encores--Live with the Reduced Shakespeare Company

Hamlet is a tragic drama, right? Angst, death, insanity, ethical questions--weighty matters. Not in the hands of the Reduced Shakespeare Company.  Filmed at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Agoura, CA, in 1987.

This video was posted to Youtube on May 5,2009.

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