Links to other Shakespeare sites
Folio of Shakespeare at the University of Chicago
Full-text searching of their First Folio
text, with a few extras such as searching within genres and proximity
Web Folio Edition at shakespeare.com
Only offers simple keyword searching. Texts
based on the Complete
Moby Shakespeare edition.
Oxford Shakespeare (1914) at Bartleby.com
Includes line numbering and keyword searching.
Also has notes for non-modern words and word usage.
Internet Shakespeare Editions at the University of Victoria
Original spelling, line numbering embedded
in text. Includes multiple folio/quarto versions of the texts.
Works of the Bard at the University of Sydney
Over a decade old, and still the most powerful
free search apparatus on the Internet. Many of the features on Open Source
Shakespeare are duplications of the
search engine; in many ways, when OSS is complete, it will be an enhancement
of TWOTB's existing features in a more user-friendly packaging. Its main
problem is the arcane search syntax, which few will take the time to master.
The management does not endorse any of these
sites; they are presented for comparison. That means we're trying to show
you what you get on this site for free.
Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
This informational page shows how you could
search the Chadwyck-Healey collection — assuming your institution
subscribes to it.
Outdated and apparently under-developed,
the Shakespeare Database Project is nevertheless the most ambitious compilation
of Shakespeare's plays. (See the database's complexity for
yourself.) Not being a philologist, I am unfamiliar with many of the
terms they use, but I gather that every word in the texts is parsed and
categorized a zillion different ways.
Moby Shakespeare at MIT
Public domain HTML versions of the plays,
but no poems. There's a note on the site saying, "The poetry and
other services, including the search engine and forums, will return shortly,"
but visitors might be skeptical because the note is dated November 13,
Folio facsimile: Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image
Exactly what it sounds like: photographic images
of the First Folio.
Many, many Shakespeare texts, free for personal
use. Some are even in German. (Scroll down to see Gutenberg's complete
list of Shakespeare's works.)
Other good Shakespeare sites
British Shakespeare Association
Founded in August 2003, the British Shakespeare Association (under the patronage of Dame Judi Dench) unites scholars and actors in order to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of their namesake.
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