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Re: Shakespeare on CD-ROM Disc
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 950. Thursday, 16 December 1993.
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Dec 93 16:52 CST
        Subj:   Shakespeare cd's
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Dec 1993 22:16:56
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0940  Q: CD-ROMeo
 
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Dec 93 16:52 CST
Subject:        Shakespeare cd's
 
Hello--
 
I've received your query on Shakespeare cd's from my Iowa colleague John Massa.
I currently have two:
 
          --The Oxford disc which contains the Oxford Shakespeare plus
          other reference tools.  Mine runs in DOS.  Search capacity
          is accurate enough but only jumps the reader to the
          Act/scene in which the queried word or phrase can be found.
          The selected words are highlighted in the text but one needs
          to do a bit of scrolling to find them--particularly in
          longish scenes.  Mine--purchased a year ago--was a bit
          expensive.
 
          --World Library:  Study Guide to Shakespeare
          This one runs in Windows and costs less than $25.  It also
          jumps right to selected key words in the text.  Because of
          the Windows environment, more than one piece can be open at
          a time.  Much better search tool than the Oxford--also
          easier to read extended passages because of an auto-scroll
          function.  I cannot vouch from memory for the quality of the
          edition of Shakespeare.  This is perhaps a limit but since I
          can't recall which edition (if any) is cited I can't be
          sure.
 
Hope this is a bit of help.
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Dec 1993 22:16:56
Subject: 4.0940  Q: CD-ROMeo
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0940  Q: CD-ROMeo
 
>Can anyone recommend a CD-Rom version of Shakespeare's works?
 
I have the CMC "Disk Passage" version.  It has both "King's English"
and "American English" versions, but I've never spotted any
differences.
 
I haven't used at a lot yet, but It does very quick searches.  You
shouldn't have to pay much. I believe my copy was about $35, but I
just picked up their Sherlock Holmes for $15.
 
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