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WHAT: What if Elizabethan England had been equipped with PCs, high-powered modems, and an English populace wired to the Web?

Shakespeare might have e-mailed Cervantes, or checked out Galileo's home page. Three hundred years later, the Web site Surfing with the Bard does put Shakespeare online, with information on his plays that suits all sorts of surfers: actors, students, teachers, and the common reader.

BEST POINTS: Start with Bard Zones under the menu bar on the left. If you have a question, or just want to chat, go to the discussion area to post something. Instructors can click on the "Teachers" option to find detailed lesson plans for various plays. And students can access study guides for "MacBeth," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The site is maintained by Amy Ulen, a high school English teacher. She is the lone content creator and welcomes contributions. But don't come to her with all your homework. She'd like to help, but these days she's pretty busy.

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