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For links related to a specific play or poem go to "works".

ZDF sucht Kandidatinnen / Kandidaten für RISIKO (Nov. 2001)

Which play is it? A
"Shakespearean Sonnet (With a first line taken from the tv listings)" covering 14 plays.

ultra-short versions of plays: Book-a-Minute Classics, Ultra-Condensed by Samuel Stoddard and David J. Parker [http://rinkworks.com/bookaminute/classics.shtml]

Monty Python:
Monty Python's Flying Circus:
Hamlet (Flying Circus, Series 4, Episode 4#43)
Monty Python's Flying Circus, Series 2: "The First Underwater Production of Measure for Measure"
Monty Python's Flying Circus"The Hospital for Overactors" episode 25 (Richard III)

Shakespearean Insult: Create thine own Shakespearean insults, thou currish doghearted pumpion! [http://alabanza.com/kabacoff/Inter-Links/cgi/bard.cgi] (last visit: 09/03/99)

Random Elizabethan Curse Generator: similar, but takes a bit longer to load, thou mammering rump-fed fustilarian! [http://www.tower.org/insult/insult.html] (last visit: 25/04/99)

Randomly Generated Shakespeare Quotes [http://www.tower.org/cgi-bin/random_shakespeare/rs.cgi] "I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking: I could well wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment." Othello, the Moor of Venice, act 2, scene 1 (on the occasion of a visit on 25/04/99)

Coined by Shakespeare a book in progress by Jeffrey Mc Quain and Stanley Maless; words coined by Shakespeare; quizzes [http://www.m-w.com/lighter/shak/] (last visit: 22/01/00)

The Klingon Shakespeare Restoration Project ("taH pagh taHbe'") has restored Hamlet to the original Klingon and is going to re-translate Macbeth and Much Ado. [http://www.kli.org/stuff/Hamlet.html] (29/02/00)

Send any
Shakespearean Sonnet as a greeting card: Blue Mountain Art's William Shakespeare Page. [http://www.bluemountain.com/eng/shakespeare/index.html] (last visit: 21/3/00)

Greeting Cards with humorous messages from Shakespeare and medieval motifs. [http://www.sealingwax.com/category_view?style=Shakespeare]

Talking to William Shakespeare. Ask your own questions or browse earlier answers: "Are you [...] curious about Anne Hathaway? Or are you fascinated by his plays? Does Hamlet really go mad? The answers are written by leading experts on Shakespeare, creating an unrivalled online archive..." [http://www.talkingto.co.uk/ttws/index.asp] (April 2002)

Hamlet Haikus (Poor Yorick Hamlet Haiku Contest 2001: winners and all entries).

Titus in limericks (Poor Yorick Limerick contest) [http://www.bardcentral.com/tituslims.html#lims]

Are you Shakespearianced? A fun quiz. [http://www.smsu.edu/English/eirc/shpag.html] (last visit: 21/3/00)

Renaissance Food homepage: primary sources, recipes, bibliographies [http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/food.html]

"That Play": real life disasters behind the curse of the unmentionable Scottish play [http://www.sjdccd.cc.ca.us/PerfArts/Drama/d10/d10.Macbeth.html]

"War Shakespeare ein Kokser?" SPIEGEL ONLINE - 01. März 2001, 19:18

Mark Twain.
Is Shakespeare Dead? From My Autobiography. Project Gutenberg. [http://digital.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=1548] (Nov. 2001); also here. [http://home.att.net/~tleary/twain2.htm] or here

Williams Birne und die Williamsbirne Sonette, Villanellen, Limericks. Markus Marti, Manfred Pfister, Günter Plessow, H. Poethe, Gérald Zimmermann... (on this site)



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