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View Resource Aaron Shepard's RT Page

Aaron Shepard, author of Stories on Stage: Scripts for Reader's Theater (H.W. Wilson, 1993), has provided this web site as a way to broaden interest in the reader's theater (RT) genre. Using minimal (or no) sets, props, and costumes, RT performances are opportunities for students to participate in short dramatic adaptations of prose or dramatic works. Of the RT scripts available on the site,...
View Resource The Library of Congress: The Zora Neale Hurston Plays

The Library of Congress presents digital versions of ten plays written by Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) that were deposited at the U.S. Copyright Office between 1925 and 1944, and remained unpublished and mostly unproduced until they were rediscovered in 1997. Play titles such as De Turkey and de Law: A Comedy in Three Acts; Lawing and Jawing; and Polk County: A Comedy of Negro Life on a Sawmill...
View Resource The Oxford Shakespeare (see the March 24, 2000 Scout Report) has placed this work online. Described as "the most authoritative Shakespeare freely available on the Internet," the site is an electronic version of the 1,350-page 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Containing 37 plays and 154 sonnets, The Oxford Shakespeare may be browsed by play, act, and scene, or sonnet, or...
View Resource William Shakespeare Collection at

At the Bartleby Shakespeare Collection page, users will also find over 1,500 Shakespeare quotations selected by John Bartlett, anthologized verse, and some essays on Shakespeare, including T.S. Eliot's "Hamlet and His Problems."