Here is a partial list of materials used in the creation, and maintenance of In Your Ear Shakespeare. At the very least, some have been useful and efficient, while others have been life altering and unforgettable.

For references to line numbers, and the majority of the texts used, we turn to the collected edition of The Riverside Shakespeare. Second Edition, 1997. However we are also fond of the individual editions by Everyman, and The Arden Shakespeare. We also have on hand a facsimile of the first folio- which we have been known to ufe from time to time…


Brook, Peter. The Empty Space.
New York: Atheneum, 1968.

Coye, Dale. Pronouncing Shakespeare’s Words.
New York: Routledge, 2002.

Crystal, David and Crystal, Ben. Shakespeare’s Words.
A Glossary and Language Companion.
New York: Penguin Group, 2002.

Garber, Marjorie. Shakespeare After All.
New York: Anchor Books, 2004.

Garber, Marjorie. Shakespeare And Modern Culture.
New York: Anchor Books, 2008.

Onions, C.T. A Shakespeare Glossary.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Partridge, Eric. Shakespeare’s Bawdy.
New York: Routledge, 2001.

Kott, John. Shakespeare our Contemporary.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1964.

Ball, David. Backwards & Forwards. A technical Manual for reading plays.
Southern Illinois University, 1983.

Hattaway, Michael. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s History Plays. Cambridge: The Press Syndicate of the Univ. of Cambridge, 2002.

Kastan, David Scott. Shakespeare after Theory.
New York: Routledge, 1999.

Brockett, Oscar G. Historical Edition. The Theatre: an introduction.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.

The Oxford Universal Dictionary. Third Edition, 1955.

Stokes, Francis Griffin. Who’s who in Shakespeare.
London: Studio Editions Ltd, 1993.

O’Connor, Evangeline M. Who’s who and what’s what in Shakespeare.
New York, originally: Avenel Books, 1978.

Foakes, Mary and Reginald. The Columbia Dictionary of Quotes from Shakespeare.
New York: Barnes & Noble, 2000.

A great debt is also owed to people I have worked with over the years. In one way or another the following people have helped to shape, and craft my views and understanding of Shakespeare. Many thanks to them.

Christopher Bayes, Andrew Barnicle, Michael Flachmann,
John Kane, Drew Tombrello, James Tripp,
Kymberly Tuttle, Angela Vitale, Eloise Watt, Mark Zeller.