This edition of the Literature Carnival celebrates William Shakespeare, whose birth (assumed) and death occurred on April 23. This carnival will be very different from previous editions in that it will not concentrate on blog postings. Unfortunately, I only received one submission for the Shakespeare edition of this carnival, and I don’t suppose I will be fortunate enough to find many recent posts about Shakespeare on blogs.
Let’s start with our submission, which comes from Gawain (who happens to be my favorite Arthurian knight) — a look at one of Shakespeare’s overlooked plays, Troilus and Cressida.
If you are looking for an online source for the complete works of William Shakespeare, look no further.
The Shakepeare Wiki was started about a year ago and needs your help with contributions.
You can listen to recordings of several sonnets and the Queen Mab Dialogue at Literal Systems.
The University of Wisconsin has a collection of Shakespeare illustrations.
Check out Wikipedia’s article on the Shakespeare Authorship question for a short version of the conspiracy theory.