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Shakespeare in the Heilbrun Music & Media Library: A Guide to Audio and Visual Resources

A curated list of audio and video recordings of Shakespeare's plays available for check-out in the Marian K. Heilbrun Music and Media Library

Purpose of this Guide


The students and staff at the Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media library have created this guide as an introduction to some of the Shakespeare and Shakespeare-inspired audio-visual resources you can find in the library.


This guide is organized first by category (Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies) and then each category tab is divided into two columns (one for our DVD-Lend collection and one for our CDs). Each column is arranged alphabetically by play.

Borrowing Information:

All people are welcome to access any of our physical resources on-site by coming to the Music & Media Library Services Desk.  In addition, current Emory faculty, staff, and students may check-out items from our DVD-Lend and CD collections to take out of the library.  Current Emory faculty, staff, and students may also access our streaming resources with their NetID and password either on or off campus.  For more information about accessing library resources, you can check your borrowing privileges on our library website here.

We hope this guide encourages you to explore the resources our library has to offer!  You can listen to an old classic, watch what is sure to be a new favorite, or maybe even discover a surprise hit while browsing an online playlist.  As the bard himself said when first diving into the library catalog...

"Boldness be my friend!" -- Cymbeline

How to Find Us

The Library Service Desk is located on Level 2 of the Robert W Woodruff Library Building. The Woodruff Library houses the primary circulating equipment collection for Emory and also provides video, audio, print, and e-resources to assist with research at Emory.

Phone: 404.727.6873


Click here for our main page including hours of operation.


Credits and Acknowledgements

This guide was a collaboration between students, staff, and faculty at the Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media Library.  Many thanks go to the following people for helping to curate the selections on this guide:

  • Brianna Lesnick
  • Kaela Kuitchoua
  • Tara Olayeye
  • Emily Parent
  • Allison Radomski
  • Elizabeth Smedley

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