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The BBC Shakespeare Archive moves to ERA

We’re excited to announce that the BBC Shakespeare Archive has a new home here on our website and can now be accessed along with the rest of our resources.

In partnership with the BBC, the Archive has been upgraded and enlarged with the addition of hundreds of new programmes, offering ERA users some of the very best Shakespeare TV and radio broadcasts from the last 70 years. There are over 900 historic and recent broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets to explore, along with documentaries, comedies and critical analyses of his work.

You can find the Shakespeare Archive here, and at the menu at the top of the page.


The BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource is only available to those in formal UK education and institutions holding an ERA license and is free at the point of use.

For more information about access, contact: 0207 837 3222 or email

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