JSTOR and Shakespeare

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 23rd, 2015

JSTOR has partnered with the Folger Shakespeare Library.

 

Their partnership has created JSTOR’s Understanding Shakespeare.

 

This database allows the researcher to locate any line in any of Shakespeare’s plays and retrieve all the JSTOR articles quoting that same line.

 

“For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”  – Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 5.

 

 

Image credit:

JSTOR’s Understanding Shakespeare. JSTOR. Web. 9 Oct. 2015.

New Resource: BBC Shakespeare – Streaming Video

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 20th, 2012

Ohrstrom Library is very please to have licensed, from Ambrose Video, streaming access to 5 BBC Shakespeare productions:

  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • Othello
  • Richard III
  • The Tempest

To enjoy these streaming films simply click HERE, or visit library.sps.edu and select BBC Shakespeare Video from the database bar on the right.

Click “BBC Shakespeare Plays, The” to retrieve the list of plays:

View an entire play or an act:

To access the films from off grounds, visit vpn.sps.edu, click the library icon, and then  select BBC Shakespeare Video from the database bar on the right.

Films may also be linked to or embedded within Blackboard:

 

Please feel to contact Lura Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) with questions or to arrange for a personal product tour.

 

 

Welcome Back to Your Library

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant September 7th, 2012

Welcome to students just beginning their St. Paul’s School experience, and welcome back to those of you with familiar faces.  We look forward to greeting all new faculty and staff as well. The crisp excitement of the new school year is in the air, eagerly blowing across Lower School Pond and up the steps of Ohrstrom Library.  There will be much that is reassuringly familiar when you come into the library, but you will also discover much that is refreshingly new.

New additions include:

  • Thousands of new eBook titles including 14,000 from Project Muse
  • Digitized National Geographic Archive 1888-1994
  • Five streaming BBC Shakespeare plays from Ambrose Video
  • A collection of Global Newspapers, updated daily
  • New book return built into the exterior of Ohrstrom Library’s entryway for convenient after-hours access
  • Enlarged study hall capacity and new group study space created in the reconfigured Bound Periodicals Room
  • Expanded international film holdings and the continued conversion of the VHS collection to DVD format
  • New Facebook page for the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives
  • Newly cleaned and restored oil painting of John G. Winant now on permanent display in St. Paul’s School Archives

Unchanged is the commitment of the Ohrstrom Library staff to providing the best academic resources possible to St. Paul’s School students, faculty and staff.  Welcome back to your library. – Kevin Barry, Library Director.

Photo courtesy of Bob Rettew ’69

New Reference Book: The Eloquent Shakespeare

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 25th, 2010

The Eloquent Shakespeare by Gary Logan, University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 822.3 zL82E

A pronouncing dictionary to  Shakespeare’s complete dramatic works, with notes.  Written by the director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting this unique reference book seeks to standardize pronunciation for the stage.

Learn to pronounce:
•    Alphonso
•    cap-a-pe
•    eyas-musket
•    Oxfordshire
•    wolt

Helpful for:  Humanities III, Humanities V, Shakespeare, Theater, Fiske Cup

New Reference Book: Shakespeare’s Language

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant September 23rd, 2008

Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian

Shakespeare’s Language: A Glossary of Unfamiliar Words in His Plays and Poems by Eugene F. Shewmaker, Facts On File, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 822.3 zSh59

Shakespeare’s Language

Shewmaker’s second edition opens with a preface, summarizing the study of Shakespearean manuscripts and lexicography. Consult the introduction for a brief overview of the bard’s contributions to English, or use the glossary for definitions and references to the lines in Shakespeare’s plays or poems where each word appears.

HELPFUL FOR: Humanities III, Humanities V, Shakespeare

FUN FOR: thespians, wordsmiths, drama queens/kings