British Universities Film & Video Council

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Shakespeare Web Links

The Arden Shakespeare
The BUFVC Shakespeare project used The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works as its standard reference text.

BBC Active Shakespeare Collection
The BBC Television Shakespeare series is available for use in UK education though BBC Active, which handles home video distribution of BBC releases with the requisite licences for use in training and education (including digital licences for online environments).

Designing Shakespeare
An audiovisual database developed to helpstudents and scholars gain a greater understanding of the work of theatre designers working in Britain during the last forty years of the previous century.

Film and Sound Online
A service for UK Higher and Further education offering downloadable films to licensed institutions only. Its Performance Shakespeare collection includes eleven programmes from Channel 4 Learning (encoded and described by the BUFVC) including performances of Macbeth and Twelfth Night.

Find DVDs
The BUFVC’s online database providing details for over 30,000 audio-visual programmes, and their distributors, available in the UK.

Internet Shakespeare Editions
Includes a database of over 1,000 film and stage production relating to Shakespeare’s work. The film records come from Kenneth Rothwell and Anna Henkin Melzer’s Shakespeare on Screen (1990), with some updating.

Mr William Shakespeare and the Internet
An annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet.

Shakespeare on the BBC, including information on its recent adaptations of some of the plays in modern settings, games and quizzes. No longer being updated but still a very valuable source.

International electronic conference and moderated mailing list for Shakespearean researchers, instructors, students, and those who share their academic interests and concerns.

60 Second Shakespeare
Sixty-second interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays contributed by UK schools.

Developed by the Culture Online programme to open up innovative theatre practice at the National Theatre and selected regional partners in England to new and existing audiences.

Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)
The BUFVC’s comprehensive online listing of UK television and radio, covering 1995 to the present day. Accessible to BUFVC members only.

World Shakespeare Bibliography
Annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced from 1964 to present day. Requires subscription.

To find more Shakespeare material online you can also visit the BUFVC’s Moving Image Gateway.