Literature

Monologues
Search for monologues, arranged by those for men or women and sub-arranged by comedic, dramatic or classic.

Speech Topics
This site offers more than 2,500 ideas for speech topics. 

WEB SITES

http://www.bartleby.com/index.html
Featuring 48 authors, this online literature project concentrates mainly on poetry and includes works by Frost, Shakespeare, and Whitman, as well as poetry anthologies.

http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/
A site on To Kill an Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. The site was created by students for a ThinkQuest Project. Most useful for the study of the novel and the film.

http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/
An electronic text of Austen's poems, letters, excerpts from her novels and literary criticism.

http://members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay/
Basic guide to writing an essay. Includes a sample basic essay and links to additional essay resource titles.

http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/index2.html
From resources at the University of Virginia, this site includes texts, manuscripts, reviews, articles, and images about the writings of Mark Twain.

http://www.gutenberg.org
Download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device. 

LITERARY CRITICISM & BIOGRAPHY WEBSITES

Voice of the shuttle: Literature in English
http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=3

Internet Public Library:  Online Literary Criticism Collection
http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/

Literary Resources on the Net
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/ 

PLOT SUMMARY WEBSITES

Spark Notes
Study guides & Plot Summaries
http://www.sparknotes.com/

Free Booknotes
A comprehensive guide to free plot summaries, study guides, and analysis for over 250 literary classics. 
http://www.freebooknotes.com/

Book-A-Minute Classics
Just for Fun-Great works of literature summarized in a few sentences
http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/classics.shtml

SHAKESPEAREAN WEBSITES

500 Most Popular Lines from Shakespeare
Search for a Quote in "RhymeZone"
http://www.rhymezonoe.com/shakespeare/toplines/?loc=shakespeare.com 

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
All things Shakespeare, including criticism, festivals, a timeline and more!
 http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/

Shakespeare News
News and reviews
http://www.shakespeare.com 

Shakespeare Photographs
Collection of photographs from actual productions of Shakespeare's plays, especially  helpful for costuming ideas
http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/shakespeare/

Shakespearean Plays
Online catalog of Shakespeare’s plays arranged by tragedy, comedy, and history.
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/