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LIT107 Research Skills Guide: Texts and Resources


You can find the list of prescribed texts and readings for this subject in your Subject Outline, or via the Student Portal Textbooks page. Please note that the lists may vary by campus, so check your outline.

Several resources are available via eReserve. Search for your subject code in Primo to find them.

It is advisable to buy a copy of your primary texts, so you can use them for exams and assignments, and you don't need to worry about borrowing them.

Charles Sturt Library has several of the readings available as eBooks:

Streaming video

Various productions of the plays you're studying in this course are available via the Library. Search the following databases for these performances:

Alexander Street Press Video database:

  • Doran, Gregory, director. Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear. Performance by Sir Antony Sher, RSC Live, 2016.
  • Cimolino, Antoni, director. King Lear. Performances by Colm Feore, Sara Farb, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 2015.
  • Eyre, Richard, director. King Lear. Performance by Sir Ian Holm, BBC, 1998.
  • Miller, Jonathan, director. King Lear. Performance by Michael Hordern, BBC, 1982.
  • Doran, Gregory, director. Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest. Performance by Simon Russell Beale, RSC Live, 2017.
  • McAnuff, Des, director. The Tempest. Performance by Christopher Plummer, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 2012.
  • Gorrie, John, director. The Tempest. Performance by Michael Hordern, BBC, 1980.
  • Godwin, Simon, director. Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet. Performance by Paapa Essiedu, RSC Live, 2016.
  • Klein, Kevin, director. Hamlet. New York Shakespeare Festival, 1990.
  • Bennett, Rodney, director. Hamlet. Performances by Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Patrick Stewart, BBC, 1980.
  • MacTaggart, James, director. The Duchess of Malfi. Performance by Eileen Atkins, BBC, 1972.

Informit EduTV database:

  • Smith, John, director. King Lear. Performance by John Bell. Bell Shakespeare, 2010.
  • Taymor, Julie, director. The Tempest. Performances by Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones and Djimon Hounsou, Miramax, 2011.
  • Greenaway, Peter, director. Prospero's Books. Performances by John Gielgud and Michael Clark, Miramax, 1991.

Kanopy Video database:

  • Doran, Gregory, director. Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet. Performances by David Tennant and Sir Patrick Stewart, BBC, 2009.

CSU Library also has film versions of The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, The Duchess of Malfi, and A Thousand Acres available for loan on DVD. Find them in Primo Search and make a request, or contact the library.

Middle English

There are a number of reputable Middle English dictionaries for you to use during your studies:

Alternative resources