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My dd is a sophomore and has to do a term paper on Shakespeare. The paper is on "Midsummer Night's Dream" but she also has to include biographical and historical information. She has spent all weekend working on this. I ended up letting her stay home today because she now has a cold and is very run down. She stayed up until almost 1:00 Saturday night and I made her go to bed at 11:00 last night.


She has to come up with one more internet source today to finish her first 10 source packets. She is supposed to cover a list of information but has come to a standstill. She has already spent 2 hours this morning trying to find a website that would work out. She needs to find 5 different pieces of information on the one website. She can't get information from places like Wikopedia or About.com. She did an online search and most sites link her to places like that or are useless.


Do you have any suggestions for a good website that she could use? I've spent the last 1/2 hour searching for one myself and I have the same problem as she does.


Here are a few of the topics that she has to cover: major events in which the book is set and attitudes toward those events, time period in which the book is written and attitude toward those events, when and where the play was publicized and how it was received.

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Shakespeare resources


the name of the website covers it all, start here for sure



Folger Shakespeare Library’s kids site, wonderful and full of activities


http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/ “To be an annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet. Admittedly, some of the resources are not so scholarly, but that's as may be. Usefulness to students (in the broadest sense) is most often the guiding principle. The truly un-scholarly sites are linked on the "Other" Sites page. With respect to current performances, a very popular feature is a listing of Shakespeare Festivals. To present unique Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet. “



“Welcome! Thank you for visiting the Shakespeare Resource Center. You'll find here collected links from all over the World Wide Web to help you find information on William Shakespeare. There are millions of pages that reference Shakespeare on the Internet. This site aims to make it a little easier to find your sources.â€

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