Renaissance literature, authors and poets

Renaissance literature, Renaissance authors and poets: a list of websites

Renaissance-Literatur; Littérature de la Renaissance; Letteratura rinascimentale; Literatura del Renacimiento


Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance


The Elizabethan Drama. By Professor W. A. Neilson

The English Renaissance, 
Wikipedia entry.

English Renaissance theatre, Wikipedia entry.

English Elizabethan drama. The Richard Southern archive at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection


French Renaissance literature, Wikipedia entry.

French Renaissance literature, a history.


Italian Renaissance, 
Wikipedia entry.

New Scholarship from Old Renaissance Dictionaries


Renaissance Forum
An Electronic Journal of Early-Modern Literary and Historical Studies

Renaissance literature, Wikipedia entry.


Shakespeare’s Stage
The development of the theatres and stages from Medieval drama to Shakespeare’s time.

Sixteenth Century English Renaissance literature internet resources. 

16th Century Theatre Database
An archive of articles on sixteenth century theatre.

Renaissance writers, playwrights

Boccaccio, Giovanni *

Giovanni Boccaccio,
Wikipedia entry.
Giovanni Boccaccio. 
Decameron Web, A growing hypermedia archive of materials dedicated to The Decameron.
Giovanni Boccaccio.  The Decameron, 
Project Gutenberg etexts.

Bacon, Sir Francis *

Sir Francis Bacon
Texts, bibliographies.
Sir Francis Bacon
Life, works quotes, background, essays.Luminarium

Castiglione, Baldassare *

Baldassare Castiglione,
Wikipedia entry.

Cervantes, Miguel de *

Miguel de  Cervantes, 
Wikipedia entry.
Miguel de Cervantes
The History of Don Quixote. Project Gutenberg etext.

Kydd, Thomas *

Thomas Kydd etexts.

Machiavelli, Niccolo *

Niccolò Machiavelli
Wikipedia entry.
Niccolo Machiavelli. The Prince
Project Gutenberg

Marlowe, Christopher *

Christopher Marlowe
Etexts from
Christopher Marlowe
Research, including a detailed, easy-to-read profile on Marlowe, a comprehensive timeline, and descriptions of his known associates. There is also a collection of primary documents that relate to his controversial death. A site by Mathew G. Scarsbrook.
Christopher Marlowe
The complete works. The Perseus Project
Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe.

Middleton, Thomas *

Thomas Middleton
Works, life, essays, books.
Thomas Middleton
The plays of Thomas Middleton.
Thomas Middleton
Wikipedia entry.

Molière,  Jean-Baptiste Poquelin *

An introduction.

Montaigne, Michel de *

Introduction in French.
Wikipedia entry.
Introduction and background.
Montaigne Studies,
an interdisciplinary forum.
Works by Michel de Montaigne. Project Gutenberg
Essays by Montaigne
The Montaigne Medal

Montaigne’s essays:

Project Gutenberg

More, Sir Thomas *

Utopia, by Sir Thomas More.

Rabelais, François *

Francois Rabelais: free books online.
Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel, by Francois Rabelais. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart…
(in French)
Rabelais Biography, Bibliography, Analysis
(in French)
A Dutch website about Rabelais
Rabelais et la Renaissance, sur le Portail de la Renaissance française.
François Rabelais
Wikipedia entry.

Ronsard, Pierre de *

Pierre de Ronsard
Wikipedia entry.
Pierre de Ronsard. Sonnets
Pierre de Ronsard
Liste de ouevres de Ronsard.

Shakespeare, William *

The William Shakespeare page.

Sidney, Sir Philip *

Sir Philip Sidney
Works, texts, biography, quotes, background. Luminarium
Sir Philip Sidney: Poems
An index of poems by Sir Philip Sidney. Poetry Archive
Sir Philip Sidney. All poems of Sir Philip Sidney
Poem Hunter
Sir Philip Sidney. Astrophil and Stella
Philip Sidney. Wikipedia

Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney