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British Literature: William Shakespeare

A guide for ENG 240 Foundations of British Literature.

William Shakespeare 1564-1616

Subject Headings

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-
    1616-Criticism an
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-
    1616-Dramatic production
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views.
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-
    1616-Study and teaching
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night.
  • English drama-17th century
  • England-Social life and
    customs-17th century


Library Materials

Finding Shakespeare

A guide to finding Shakespeare materials using the Dewey Decimal System.

822 English drama
822.3 Elizabethan period, 1558-1625

A Authorship controversies S-V Tragedies
B Biography S1-2 Antony and Cleopatra
D Critical appraisal (individual works in O-Z) S3-4 Coriolanus
E Textual criticism (individual works in O-Z) S5-6 Cymbeline
F Sources, allusions, learning S7-8 Hamlet
G Societies, concordances, miscellany T1-2 Julius Caesar
H Quotations, condensations, adaptations T3-4 King Lear
I Complete works in English without notes T5-6 Macbeth
J Complete works in English with notes T7-8 Othello
K Complete works in translation U1-2 Pericles
L Partial collections in English without notes U3-4 Romeo and Juliet
M Partial collections in English with notes U5-6 Timon of Athens
N Partial collections in translation U7-8 Titus Andronicus
O-Z Individual works (first number for texts, second for V1-2 Troilus and Cressida
descriptions and critical appraisals) W-X Histories

Note that the work is given an odd call number and a criticism of the work is given an even call number
O-R Comedies W1-2 Henry IV, parts 1-2
O1-2 All’s well that ends well W3-4 Henry V
O3-4 As you like it W5-6 Henry VI, parts 1-3
O5-6 The comedy of errors W7-8 Henry VIII
O7-8 Love’s labour’s lost X1-2 King John
P1-2 Measure for measure X3-4 Richard II
P3-4 The merchant of Venice X5-6 Richard III
P5-6 The merry wives of Windsor Y Poems
P7-8 A midsummer night’s dream Y1-2 General works
Q1-2 Much ado about nothing Y3-4 Venus and Adonis
Q3-4 The taming of the shrew Y5-6 The rape of Lucrece
Q5-6 The tempest Y7-8 Sonnets
Q7-8 Twelfth night Z Spurious and doubtful works
R1-2 The two gentlemen of Verona
R3-4 The winter’s tale

Sonnets are located i 821.3 with Elizabethan poetry.