This Northwestern University class reflects on the position of Shakespeare in cultures of the world at every scale, from local to global, and through a range of media—from the digital to traditional forms like print, theater, or opera. In conceiving this site, students have discussed The Tempest, Othello, Measure for Measure, and The Merchant of Venice not only in Shakespeare’s time but also across the globe in many eras and in many media (visual arts, film, print, and performing arts). This scholarly website includes collaborative digital interactive maps of Shakespeare’s influences over time and across the globe.

Principal Investigators:

Wendy Wall, Ph.D.
William West, Ph.D.

with assistance from:
Casey Caldwell

Technical Editors and Site Design:

Sergei Kalugin
Matthew Taylor

GIS Consultant and Editor:

Kelsey Rydland

Student Contributors:

Spring 2016:


Special Thanks