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Frequently Used Subject Headings

These are some of the top terms used in our catalog to organize materials about Shakespeare and his works. Give them a try in your next search to find more resources.

  • Globe Theatre
  • 16th Century
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (for works by Shakespeare)

The Globe Theatre at Main Library



The Globe Theatre at Main Library

The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London built in 1599 by the Lord Chamberlain's Men, Shakespeare's playing company. On the first floor of Main Library is 17th Century Globe Theatre, a wood, metal, and styrofoam model designed to be assembled and disassembled easily. Created by John Malolepsy.


Shakespeare Performances


How well he's read, to reason against reading!

(Love's Labour Lost, Act I, Scene I)

Local Live Performances

Scores of arguments exist over whether Shakespeare's plays are meant to be read versus performed or viewed. Decide for yourself after you've attended Shakespeare on the Plaza, a partnership between the City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theatre (see website for ticket prices.) This annual event takes place every June.


Searching Tips

Searching Tip

In most search engines, the asterisk * is a wild card. That means "all possibilities after the root term" in the search.

For example, searching light* will bring up:

  • lighthouse
  • lighthouses
  • lightly
  • lightness
  • lightning
  • etc.

This can be very helpful when you are not sure how a term is listed (singular or plural), or exactly how the word is spelled.

(Of course, it is possible to broaden the search too much. Searching li* will turn up many thousands of results.)