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RESOURCE: Elizabethan Costume Page

May 29th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

This Web site is a goldmine for anyone studying 16th-century English dress. Arranged into 15 different subject areas, this site addresses anything and everything within the realm of Elizabethan fashion. One of the most fascinating sections discusses the colors and fabrics used to make clothing this era. One article describing the types of garment dyes used in the 16th century includes recipes on how to make and prepare dyes. The site also provides information on national and regional dress, and links to historic costume suppliers.

 

Access: http://www.elizabethancostume.net/

RESOURCE: Luminarium: Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature (1485–1603)

May 29th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

As part of the larger, award-winning Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature, this Web site is the creation of a student who, during the dark ages of the Internet, had problems finding a centralized location for literary resources. The result is a diverse collection of writings from the likes of Henry VIII, Hugh Latimer, and father of the English sonnet, Sir Thomas Wyatt. Entries for each author include a biography and a list of works (with links to full-text access).

 

Access: http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/index.html

RESOURCE: The Internet Shakespeare Editions

May 29th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

Established by the University of Victoria in 1996, the mission of the Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) site is to provide students, scholars, and actors access to high-quality information on William Shakespeare, his world, and his works. This site includes four major components: the foyer, the library, the theater, and the annex. The plays and poems section offers users an easily searchable database of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, from All’s Well That Ends Well to Venus and Adonis. Of interest to theater students is the Shakespeare in Performance database, which contains a wealth of performance materials from hundreds of film and stage productions, including press clippings, scripts, and production notes.

 

Access: http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/index.html