An essential companion to all Shakespeare studies, this consists of three hundred and forty one original documents from the late 16th and early 17th century. It includes:

  • Sources of Shakespeare’s plays
  • Newspapers and broadsheets
  • Contemporary pamphlets
  • Personal documents and certificates
  • First folio editions of the plays
  • Details of the theatres

Also included is an internal guide to the documents and their significance by Professor Sam Schoenbaum, one of the greatest and most respected Shakespeare scholars.

For English students, there are items of interest throughout: background and sources of the plays; comparative work by contemporary writers: Shakespeare’s social and intellectual milieu. A treasure-trove of important materials. Available on approval.

Fully interactive digital format & booklet
Reference: CDS1