Contains 20 different versions of the English Bible from the 10th to the 20th century, including 12 full Bibles, 5 New Testament texts, 2 versions of the Gospels only, and William Tyndale’s translations of the Pentateuch, Jonah, and the New Testament.
Contains at least one copy of every surviving Old English text. In some cases, more than one copy is included, if it is significant because of dialect or date. As such, the DOE Web Corpus represents over three million words of Old English and fewer than a million words of Latin.
Includes polemical, exegetical, and papal documents that testify to the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th century Counter-Reformation era. Texts written in Latin, English, and French.
Includes the texts of plays, scholarly publications, filmed live performances, film adaptations, and audio plays. Collections include the Core Collection, Nick Hern Books Modern Plays, Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen, and Shakespeare in the Present.
Contains 11 major editions from the First Folio of 1623 to the Cambridge edition of 1863-6, 28 separate contemporary printings of individual plays and poems, selected apocrypha, and related works. Also contains more than one hundred adaptations, sequels and burlesques from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Archive of almost every play submitted for licence in England between 1737 and 1824. Also includes The London Stage 1660-1800 which is a searchable database of every performance in London during those years and the Biographical Dictionary of Actors etc. 1660-1800.
Search across literary biography, literary criticism, genre studies, reviews, and primary sources across thousands of Gale publications. Good starting point for doing any kind of research in English literature.
Four corpora of French texts: (1) le Corpus de littérature médiévale- des origines à la fin du 15e siècle, (2) le Corpus de littérature narrative du Moyen Âge au 20e siècle, (3) le Corpus de la première littérature francophone d’Afrique noire, des origines aux Indépendances, (4) le Corpus de la première littérature francophone de l’Océan Indien, des origines aux Indépendances
Full title: The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: newly translated out of the originall tongues: & with the former translations diligently compared and reuised by his Maiesties speciall Comandement Appointed to be read in Churches.
Manuscript collections of Victorian authors from the Berg collection at the NY Public Library. Each author collection is included in its entirety. Authors represented include: Matthew Arnold, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Gissing, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray.
This resource contains manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. Alongside original compositions are copied verses, translations, songs and riddles.
Includes 250 novels from the period 1786 to 1903, including works by all the major Victorian novelists such as Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontes, Eliot and Hardy, as well as the landmarks of Gothic and other fiction from the Romantic period.
Presents the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust including the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers and artists. Authors and artists represented include Wordsworth, Coleridge, Lamb, Ruskin, Gainsborough, and others. Also includes over 2,500 fine art pieces from the Wordsworth Trust’s fine art collection.
This resource features the world-famous prompt book collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
A glossary and language companion to the works of Shakespeare focusing on words that have changed meaning over time or that are no longer used as they were in Shakespeare’s works. Also allows you to find every use of a word across Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. Includes searchable full-texts of the First Folio and modern language versions of the plays. Access is available on campus and through VPN only.
Theatre and Drama Premium provides everything you need to bring the spectacle of theatre and drama into the classroom, from interviews with giants like Arthur Miller or James Earl Jones to previously unpublished play manuscripts from the genius of Ed Bullins and Jeannie Barroga.Includes the Drama Text collection, featuring Asian American Drama, Black Drama, Latin American Drama, North American Indian Drama, and more; and the Theatre Performance and Design Collection, featuring the National Theatre Collection, Royal Shakespeare Company Collection, Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection, and more.
A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Includes over 10,000 poems by around 70 poets, including Rita Dove, Robert Hayden, Sherley Anne Williams, Bob Kaufman, and Langston Hughes.
Easily find JSTOR articles that cite a given line of a Shakespeare play. Simply navigate to the line of the play and click the number next to it to view a list of relevant articles from the JSTOR archive.
Contains the full text of hundreds of pre-Victorian English-language works written by women. Works are both fiction and non-fiction. The text of each work is fully searchable. A special subset, Renaissance Women Online, contains 100 works from this period as well as critical commentary.