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See the Performance tab for materials from over 1000 film and stage productions related to Shakespeare's works, including director's notes, images of stage and costume design, performance stills, posters, information about a particular company or festival and the actors involved in Shakespeare performance, and cast and crew listings.
Shakespeare Census has compiled a database of 1,843 "extant copies of all editions of Shakespeare's works through 1700, excluding the folios." Contains a list of all of the Bard's works, which can be clicked on to take users to a list of publications, organized by edition. This listing also gives the year of publication, the number of existent copies, and more.
"This authoritative online database of Shakespeare-related content in film, television, radio and video recordings is international in scope, is regularly updated and currently holds nearly 8,000 records dating from the 1890s to the present day."
Twenty-one films recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning Falstaff in Henry IV. Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the theatre for which he wrote.
ncludes nine productions from the Globe Theatre, including two productions from Emma Rice’s tenure as Artistic Director and the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Features the prompt book collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library, which tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States, and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. They include personal notes, sketches and cues for lighting and music, from set design and costume to music and acting. Prompt books for over 90% of Shakespeare’s plays are included, including editions owned by notable actors and directors such as Charles and John Philip Kemble, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and Laurence Olivier. Performances of particular cultural importance have been selected as case studies, including David Garrick’s revised 1772 production of Hamlet, Henry Irving’s 1879 production of The Merchant of Venice, and Laurence Olivier’s Academy Award-winning cinema release of Hamlet in 1948.
Casting Shakespeare provides users with "a visual deep dive into data from 1,000+ productions of 10 Shakespearean plays between 1900 and 2018." This award-winning website uses engaging analytics to tell the story of "how age, gender, and race affect casting." With its interactive display and creative data mapping, users can click through graphs and captions that create a comprehensive catalog of the actors who have starred in various Shakespearean roles.